Trading Post

Just In !!….AAB Ballcaps. Since AAB finally has a logo that I can get behind and it truly represents what we are about, I have had some caps made. Wes Olsen, a famous author, and artist was kind enough to make my new logo happen.  He wore one of my new caps at the recent  Canadian Bison Association conference. He was there in part to promote his new book. Which is incredible and can be had on Amazon in either Canada or the US.    My new logo, by Wes, is of Woods, Plains, and European Bison  (left to right) … Read more

Leather Hides & Robes

All about bison leather hides and robes……….   Buffalo Hides History  Humanity has used animal hides since the Paleolithic, for clothing as well as mobile shelters such as tipis and wigwams, and household items. Since ancient times, hides have also been used as a writing medium, ie; parchment. Long before Europeans came here, tribes were already trading among themselves, trading fruit of the hunts for farm products. Nomads offered bison hides, robes, fat and dried meat in return for vegetables and tobacco of the villagers. In the 1700’s with early explorers, the trade expanded. White mans goods for beautiful tanned buffalo hides. … Read more