The Brain Tanning of Buffalo Hides
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This section is under construction. Highlighted links will lead you to the completed areas. Note: the terms 'Bison' and 'Buffalo' are used interchangeably throughout this website.


Bison Tanning Basics

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Brain Tanning Buffalo Hidesby Markus Klek

A very good six page description of the tanning, history and use of Bison robes.

Brain tanning Buffalo Robes: An Overviewby Wes Housler

An illustrated five page article.


Sources for Raw Buffalo Hides.


Buy a Brain Tanned Buffalo Robe

Early Accounts of

Native American

Bison Tanning.

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