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. By … Read more

1877

<< Previous  Next>> STILL HUNTING AFTER BUFFALO The Graphic: An Illustrated Weekly Newspaper London, England Feb 10 1877 STILL HUNTING AFTER BUFFALO As Col. Dodge has shown in his interesting book lately published, the Buffalo, countless herds of which used to roam over the plains of the central portions of North America, are being rapidly extinguished. Every season numerous sportsmen, among whom are many parties of Englishmen, who cross the Atlantic especially for the purpose, wage war against these animals. Their operations are usually conducted thus. A party of well mounted men dash  up to a herd of buffalo. Each … Read more