Museum tour

The Bison and the Comanche

The Comanche Nation followed the Bison from Montana until they reached the Southern Plains. The Bison was the lifeline of the Comanche. I was their primary source of food, and no part was wasted. The women of the group would tan the bison hides and use them to cover the teepees. A typical teepee could take about 14 hides to cover. When settlement would move, the women tore down the teepees and loaded up the hides for the move to the next location. In winter, hides were used as cover and clothing. The hide also made excellent soles for the moccasin worn by all of the tribe.

Copper Breaks State Park Museum Tour
  1. Bison
  2. Copper Mine
  3. Comanche History
  4. The Medicine Man
  5. The Bison and the Comanche
  6. The Parker Story
  7. The Battle of Pease River
  8. Comanche Clothing
  9. Quanah the Warrior
  10. Quanah the Statesman
  11. The Cowboy
  12. The Chuck Wagon
  13. Early Towns
  14. The end of the open range and the R2
  15. The Waggoner Ranch