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Vast numbers of bison used to roam continent

The Great Spirit spoke to the Kiowa.

And he said, “Behold the Buffalo. He will supply you with food and raiment and shelter. But more than that—he will supply all that you need.”

And so it was. The Kiowa ate the meat of the buffalo. They dried the meat in the summer so they could have meat all winter.

They used the skin to make leggings, shirts, and coats, as well as tepees and tents. They used the whole robe of the buffalo to make heavy blankets for the winter.

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