buffalo horn


The buffalo horn was used in a variety of ways by the Northern Cheyenne. It is considered an ancient polymer.

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Learn about the many uses of the buffalo horn and a special head dress worn by a Dog Soldier Chief during the time of Buffalo Bill Cody and Colonel Chivington.

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Buffalo horn

Ancient polymer (0:44)

Carrying container (0:55)

Powder Horn (1:50)

Made into bows (2:33)

Household usages (2:50)

Head dresses (3:27)

The story of the Tall Bull Head Dress (3:37)