buffalo robe

buffalo robe

n.
The dressed skin of the North American bison, used as a lap robe, cape, or blanket.

buf′falo robe`


n.
the prepared skin of an American bison, with the hair left on, used as a lap robe, rug, etc.
[1675–85, Amer.]
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She got so cold that we made her hide her head under the buffalo robe. Antonia and I sat erect, but I held the reins clumsily, and my eyes were blinded by the wind a good deal of the time.
I piled straw and buffalo robes into the box, and took two hot bricks wrapped in old blankets.
The girls had on cotton dresses under their shawls; they kept shivering beneath the buffalo robes and hugging each other for warmth.
Tell me, why this strong young colt, foaled in some peaceful valley of Vermont, far removed from all beasts of prey --why is it that upon the sunniest day, if you but shake a fresh buffalo robe behind him, so that he cannot even see it, but only smells its wild animal muskiness --why will he start, snort, and with bursting eyes paw the ground in phrensies of affright?
The latter was squatted on his buffalo robe, his strong features and red skin glaring in the broad light of a blazing fire, while he recounted astounding tales of the bloody exploits of his tribe and himself in their wars with the Pawnees; for there are no old soldiers more given to long campaigning stories than Indian "braves."
He gazed for a time in mute bewilderment upon his victim; then drawing his buffalo robe over his head, he sat down beside the corpse, and remained brooding over his crime and his loss.
"When an Indian chief comes among his white fathers," returned Duncan, with great steadiness, "he lays aside his buffalo robe, to carry the shirt that is offered him.
Pelagie was hurt and angry enough about it; and she ordered rugs and buffalo robes to be brought and laid thick upon the tiles, till the little one's steps were surer.
The Southern Cheyenne, William Bent and the Buffalo Robe Trade, 1833-1849.
It was inspired by a buffalo robe painting from Native American artist Steve Tamayo.
Like Penelope, the Lakota grandmother of myth is always working and reworking the strip of quillwork on her buffalo robe. She is sitting by the thousands-year-old fire, above which bubbles a massive pot of sweet red berry soup, and when she gets up to stir it, the huge black dog beside her stealthily pulls out some quills with his teeth.
Casey Eagle Speaker and Edmee Comstock lead cultural and spiritual ceremonies, which will include transferring a buffalo robe to St.
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