Buffalo Hide at The History Museum

One very prominent display I saw at The History Museum in Great Falls the other day was very captivating.

The tanned buffalo hide certainly tells a story, many stories in fact. It’s a beautiful way to depict Native American ways of communication, storytelling and expression.

Jim Meinert, executive director of The History Museum, pointed our different designs on the displayed hide. There is also a nice display of arrowheads, or points, used for harvesting the buffalo before firearms were introduced to tribes in this area.

I could have stood and just looked at this display for quite awhile. We were running behind schedule and needed to move on. I’m glad I got the photo!


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