Buffalo Fur Coats American Bison
At OldTradingPost.com we put fourth every effort to maintain the standards of quality and artwork in all of our Bison Clothing and Outerwear. We like the Frontiersmen and Native Americans before us prize Buffalo Hides for many reasons. Here is a bit of history about the uses of Bison Hides: The infinite uses of these hides with the hair on ranged in products like winter robes, mukluks, mittens, bedding, and rugs. The Frontiersmen and Indigenous Native Americans would process the hides and remove the hair to make leather for all types of clothing, tack, gun leather, bags, arrow quivers, teepee covers and other items. They use rawhide for making saddle trees, shoe soles, moccasin soles, knife sheaths and many other items. People would clean Buffalo horns and cut them to make rattles, spoons and cups. They cut and spin Buffalo hair into cordage that they weave into ropes, belts and other items. They save and dry the tendons from the back and the legs. When needed, they soak this sinew and pound it to separate the fibers. They use the sinew as sewing thread. They also twist it into bowstrings and ropes. Native Americans, the American Frontiersmen and American Buffalo (Bison) have a long history together. Buffalo, or the American Bison, has played an essential role in the survival of early frontiersmen and they were essential to the culture of the Native Americans who lived in the Plains region of what is now the United States, and parts of southern Canada. Buffalo once roamed the Plains in innumerable herds until the middle of the 19th century and the westward drive of the American Frontier of the time period. Incursions by white settlers and the arrival of the railroad severely depleted the number of Buffalo living on the Plains. The true Frontiersmen of the Old American West and Native Americans use of every part of a Buffalo for food, clothing, tools, fuel and utensils.