How was the buffalo used as fuel?
Instead of wood, since it was scarce, people used buffalo chips for fuel to replace the wood.
Buffalo meat was central to their diets the skins were used on tepees, their portable shelters hides used for: clothing, shoes, and blankets buffalo chips (dried manure) was burned for fuel bones and horns were used as tools and bowls THEY USED EVERY PART OF THE BUFFALO AND IT WAS THEIR MOST IMPORTANT ASSET
The Sioux Indians used turtles, stakes, buffalo, and trees. Trees were scarce in some areas so wood was always reused. Buffalo horns were used for cups and spoons. The skin are used for clothing, shelter, shields, and drums. The bones were used for tools, arrowheads, and pipes. The hooves were melted into glue. The buffalo droppings (chips) were used as fuel for fires. ~AVB