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The Rockies natives lived in the mountains and valleys of the Rockies, the Selkirk's, and the interior plateau. With limited access to salmon runs in many cases, they also depended upon the abundant wildlife for food such as moose, caribou and several smaller animals. They did not build the large lodges of the west coast or the buffalo hide covered tepees of the plains but lived in smaller structures made from logs and saplings with bark covering. They were however in an advantageous situation in acting as a middle man for trade between the plains and coastal nations which they took advantage of.
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