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Hunting Tools

Listed below are 10 items used by the Plains Indians for hunting purposes. All of which have their own significant value and purpose as a tool. It allowed the Native Americans to harvest big game animals like the buffalo and successfully put food on the table for the tribes. Over time hunting got much safer and easier when rifles and saddles came into their world.

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Jami Hicks


NA.503.45
Plains | Game arrowset | dye...
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NA.102.200.9
arrowhead | agate
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NA.102.82
bowstrings | twisted | sinew
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NA.102.20
Crow | Northern Plains | bow...
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NA.108.178
Plains | bow | wood | rawhid...
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NA.102.50
Northern Plains | Sioux | gu...
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NA.201.1
Northern Plains | hide | Coy...
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NA.102.35
Northern Plains | knife | an...
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NA.403.93
Gros Ventre | saddle | frame...
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2007.14.32
Winchester Repeating Arms Co...
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