Why were buffalo so significant to Native American culture?

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  • Buffalo
    • Muscles - preserved as jerky
    • Horns- Cups, spoons, ladles and decoration
    • Teeth - tools, decorations, rattles
    • Tails- Whips and brushes
    • Fat- Soap, cooking oil +candles
    • Hides- teepee covers, clothes, shoes, belts bags
    • Stomach - dried out for pots cups + bowls
    • Bones - knives, arrowheads. sleds, clubs, dice
    • Sinews - bow string
    • Bladder - as water canteens
    • Dung-dried and used for fuel
    • Hair - head dresses + to stuff pillows
    • Brains - process leather
    • Skull - religious altar
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