The buffalo gave Native Americans far more than just meat.
In fact, the animal provided them with almost everything they needed to live. The list below includes some of the many uses Native Americans had for the animal’s different parts.
hides: tipi covers, clothing, storage bags, blankets, shield covers
fat: candles, soap
horns: spoons, bowls
bones: tools, arrowheads
hair: ropes, headdresses, pillow stuffing
tendons: bow strings
hoofs: glue, ceremonial rattles, wind chimes
brains: material for tanning hides blood: paint, soup
teeth: ornaments tongue: combs intestines: cord