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People of the Bison

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People of the Bison The Lakota, Nakota, and Dakota people have long made this region of the country home. The bison (buffalo) played a major role in their lives.

From the buffalo they got hides for their teepees, bones for tools, meat for food, and even spirit for their souls. As the bison migrated in the great circle of life, so did the people. They were, after all, people of the bison.


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