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

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