"Buffalo Nation, the People depend on you,

so we pray you will be healthy"

Lakota Song


For thousands of years, before the coming of the white man,

the native people of the great Indian nations, the Buffalo Nation,

and the wildlife of North America Iived in harmony.

The buffalo provided the native people with

food, clothing, shelter, and medicine.

The people lived a healthy, happy, and spiritual life on Mother Earth.


Click on the names of the different parts of the buffalo to see what they are used for.

To learn more about the importance of the buffalo to the People of the Plains,

click on the or look at the chart below.

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Would you like to have a buffalo picture to color ? You can

also find some more interesting facts about the buffalo here:


Did you know that the buffalo also helped plant life?

Find out how and get another picture to color here:

If you want to know more about buffaloes, go to Bison Facts.

If you want to see more pictures of buffaloes,

go to the Bison Photo Gallery.

A great book about the buffalo: