Buffalo and Deer - Sustainers of Life
Hunting Methods - Métis Hunters
My wife had once said that since we were going to make a living hunting buffalo, she did not want me to kill more than we could dry and pack. She told me that if I brought in an extra hide without the carcass, she would not dress it.
Norbert Welsh, Métis, 1931, Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, in The Last Buffalo Hunter, by Mary Weekes.
Nehiyaw type, 1840
Elk hide, porcupine quills
Although made of elk hide, this very early side-seam style Nehiyaw dress is an example of the type of clothing made from the skin of the buffalo.
||Coat and pants
CMC V-Z-8 a, b
Northern Plains, 19th century
CMC V-X-202 a, b
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