Buffalo Chips – Bison Dung

  Buffalo Chips- what are they used for? In these snippets of articles you will find how popular the buffalo chips were and how very important they were to the development of the west. Some go on a little further than a snippet, it was just too interesting and I had to keep going. It told how they struggled, eating dog, pulling wagons up cliffs with ropes, eating raw meat, leaving their belongings behind, burning their wooden items for heat and cooking.    [“ buffalo chips , ” or bois de vache ,  French ]  Today several states hold a “buffalo-chip … Read more

Natives

While checking for information about the Natives of North America, you can use the search bar for the keyword to locate more stories for that year or tribe. Most Recent Articles on the bottom.   Announcement: We have an Old Native Bison Skull that we need help in researching. Please take a look and let us know if you can help. Any information would be greatly appriciated. Thank you. Native Painted Bison Skull.   Native languages was the source for most of the buffalo/bison terms below. In Plains Indian languages in general, male and female buffaloes are distinguished, with each … Read more

What part of the bison was used?

What did the Indians use from the buffalo? Natives & Whites The Indians used almost every piece of the buffalo in one way or another. “It gave its life so Indians could live. The buffalo’s generosity provided Indians with food and shelter. Indian people modeled the buffalo’s generosity, and it became fundamental to the economy of the American Indian.” Richard B. Williams ~Oglala Lakota BONES – Knives-Awls-Quirts-Tableware-Tools-Shovel – Scrapers-Pipes-Saddle Tree- Fleshing Tool- Paint Brush-Splints- Arrowheads- War Clubs- Game Dice- Toys- Tools- Shields- Fertilizer-Sleds-Saddle Tree-Scrapers-Jewelry RAWHIDE – Containers-Shields-Buckets-Moccasins-Drums-Splints-Mortar-Cinch-Ropes-Sheath-Saddle-Saddle Blanket-Stirrups-Bull Boats-Masks-Par Fleche-Ornaments-Straps-Caps-Quirt-Snowshoes-Water Trough HORNS – Arrow Points-Cups-Fire Carrier-Powder Horn-Spoons-Ladle-Headdress-Signal-Toys-Medication-Scoop-Comb [According to Arlene … Read more