Plush Animals Features
** Plush Buffalo
** Brown with Extra Fur Around the Neck and Head, Small Horns
** Made by Douglas Toy
** 11 inch
“Oh, give me a home, where the buffalo roam…..” Such stirring words, for the 1800s. That’s not to say buffalo are extinct. Any trip to a local Saturday Market selling certain meat products, a snazzy restaurant selling a certain type of burger, or to one of the several ranches dotted around the United States will prove that these legendary beasts are still with us. Alas, they don’t roam in the same numbers as they once did back when Buffalo Bill and Billy the Kid were alive. But they’re still here, and that has to count for something, right?
Buffalo meet may be tasty, but we wouldn’t recommend eating Bill here. This fuzzy friend make better plush companion than he does a main course. Douglas captures the majestic power and nobility possessed by these beasts, who have played a part in the myths of the Plains Indians for centuries. So revered was the buffalo to those peoples, groups that included the nomadic Blackfoot, Araphaho, Cheyenne, Crow, Lakota and Shoshone as well as the semi-nomadic groups that included the Nez Perce, Omaha and Osage among others, that no part of the buffalo went to waste. Bones, hair, meat, flesh, organs – they used every part in food, housing, clothing, rituals, medicine. You name it, and they probably did it. By contrast, most American settlers just harvested these giants of the plains for their meat and hides alone. But now you don’t have to. You can take Bill home and make up your very own legends, songs and stories about this tasty grazer.