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Buffalo Bull Skulls: A Closer Look At Their Symbolism

Buffalo Bull Skulls: A Closer Look At Their Symbolism

Recently we received four enormous buffalo bull skulls, and they’re some of the most beautiful ones I’ve ever seen. In fact, I’ve been seriously tempted to snag one myself to hang in my house. They’re absolutely stunning and there’s so much symbolism and wisdom that comes from the buffalo that it’s hard to not want to make it a permanent fixture in your home. Buffalo bull skulls can vary in size quite a bit. The ones we currently have are huge, from fully matured bulls, with enormous horns spanning more than two feet. I find them to be absolutely hypnotizing. They are currently available for purchase on our website, while supplies last.


Also Read: The Bison: A Lost Pillar Of North American Ecosystems


Buffalo Bull Skulls: A Closer Look At Their Symbolism - Beck & Bulow

The Buffalo: An Age Old Symbol


The buffalo skull is a physical representation of the qualities that are embodied by these amazing animals. The Lakota people of the plains honor the buffalo for many reasons. When a buffalo is killed, there is so much meat that the hunter will have no other option but to share with everyone around him. In this way the buffalo bestows abundance and generosity. One buffalo can feed many families. When a hunter successfully takes down a buffalo, the entire tribe benefits.


Not so long ago, the Lakotas got everything they needed from the buffalo. The bones made tools, jewelry and other items. Organs like the bladder could be used as water vessels. The meat sustained them and provided a multitude of healing benefits. The hides made warm clothes, tipis, and drums. The impressive skulls were (and still are) used for ceremonial purposes. The buffalo represents the ultimate self-sacrifice for the well being of others, giving every part of itself to sustain the people.


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Having a buffalo skull in your home brings feelings of strength, perseverance and adaptability into your space. The buffalo is a surprisingly fierce and agile animal, a formidable opponent for any attacker. They’re incredibly persistent and their very existence today is a testament to their ability to adapt. During colonial times, the buffalo population was decimated to less than 350 animals at the lowest point. Today they number around half a million in the United States. This is an impressive comeback from such a close brush with extinction, not to mention such a small gene pool to repopulate from.


Buffalo Bull Skulls: A Closer Look At Their Symbolism - Beck & Bulow

Our bison live free range on 20,000 beautiful acres here in New Mexico, or roam freely on our carefully selected partner ranches. They are pasture raised and never administered any amount of hormones, steroids or antibiotics. These are powerful, strong animals that live essentially wild with minimal handling. There were once 60 million bison roaming North America, and we hope to see their numbers increase back to even 1 million during our lifetime. By increasing the demand for ethically sourced bison meat, we can help to bolster their population. The more people that want to purchase this nourishing and nutrient dense meat, the more farmers will be encouraged to raise bison. This directly helps to increase the number of herds which assists in providing genetic diversity for the population.


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A Truly Special Addition To Your Home


Ceremonial skulls are an amazing thing to have access to as a result of raising bison for meat. Of course, you don’t necessarily have to use them for ceremonial purposes. They make an incredible conversation piece as decoration in your home and will fill your space with all of the magic of the mighty buffalo. Aside from having an entrancing Southwestern appearance, hanging a buffalo skull can bring a feeling of protection and security to your home. These skulls evoke feelings of the primal connection humans are meant to have with the land around us and the sustenance we are provided with.


Also Read: Getting To Know The Bison: Awesome Facts About Our Favorite Animal


The Beck & Bulow Team Is Here To Support You


At Beck & Bulow, we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service. We’re always here to help if you have any questions regarding your meat, want help making selections, or are just looking for some cooking tips. Every time you call our office, you’ll be directly connected with one of our team members right here in Santa Fe, New Mexico where we’re based.


Every cut of meat is pressure sealed and flash frozen immediately after butchering at the peak of freshness. We work exclusively with master butchers who make every cut with care and precision. All orders are hand packed at our Santa Fe warehouse, shipped in a reusable cooler with dry ice and delivered straight to your doorstep. Check out our selections of humanely raised chicken, elk, bison, beef, lamb, wild boar and seafood.