Today, the main use of bison is for consumption. However, there are other parts of the bison that are still popular today:
Skulls for decorative purposes
Horns are made into decorative polished costume jewelry and buttons
Hair is manufactured into bison down and produced into sweaters coats and robes
Hides – tanned and manufactured into leather furniture, hats, coats, vests, handbags, shoes and boots.
The bison provided food, shelter; clothing, tools and other supplies for the American Indian tribes. The tribes used absolutely every part of the bison. Here are some examples of bison parts and their uses.