The Apache Tribe

Food, Hunting, and Gathering

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Two Apache hunters targeting antelopes
     All Apache men hunted. Deer was a preferred meat in their tribe. The hunter would usually grease his body in animal fat to cut the "human" smell. He would also put on a mask made from a deer's head. He waited for a victim. Some foods were not eaten, like prairie dogs, snakes, turkey, and fish, because they were not clean. Some animals, like otters, badgers, and mountain lions, were hunted only for skin. They gathered mostly items such as fruits, nuts, plants, and honey.