Cleaned and prepared by non-Native American artist Dan Chapman. Tatanka, the Great Buffalo, was the most powerful animal faced by hunters. Standing as a symbol of the Great Spirit's wisdom and generosity to the Plains Indian people, the buffalo provided food, clothing, tools, medicine and shelter.
For thousands of years, the Plains Indians lived well because of the buffalo. Tribes sometimes followed the herds to help facilitate meat gathering, hides for clothes and they even used bones. Learn More