Bison Robe

It’s rare to find a bison robe from back in the day. I have seen a few online from the Native community with writing or drawings on the back, usually in a museum. After reading all about the bison robes in history, I always wondered why we don’t have more or any, from settlers. Buffalo robes were their form of warmth while traveling in wagons or buggies on a cold winter day. I have read multiple classified ads of stolen or missing robes out of wagons.  There were millions slaughtered for their hides and many were shipped overseas, but still, … Read more

Advertising Brands

Old Buffalo Advertising Brands & Ads   1759 (Map ornament showing a Native family and a large bison, a pelican perched on a rock below, and above, two Natives pour water from a cornucopia, a opossum hangs by its tail from the border)   Gunpowder Ad 1850   No. 11 Trade Mark circa 1856   Music Cover by Howard Glydon 1863   Buffalo Smoking Tobacco circa 1868    Buffalo Brand Trademark  1868   Double-Warp Velocipede Brand circa 1869   Arkansas Plaids circa 1869   Prairie Fire Brand, Double Warp Alpaca circa 1870’s Possibly sometime between 1860-1880’s Trademark stamp found on … Read more