Bison Bones
Website by L. Henry
OLC Agriculture & Natural Resource Dept.
# Lakota English (use in English) Scientific
1 tasiha hooves 3rd phalanx
2 pte winyela toe bones (gourd rattle or horse toy) 2nd phalanx
3 pte hincala toe bones (horse toy) 1st phalanx
4 tasi paksize foreleg metacarpus
5 tispa upper foreleg (bone needle) radius
6 ceca otanka arm bone humerus
7 tablo hohu shoulder blade (knife) scapula
8 tucuhu gageca ribs (sled) ribs
9 ta nita can wak'in pelvis (saddle) pelvis
10 hecinska horn (spoon)  
11 pte pa huhu skull skull
12 cankan hohu spine vertebrae
13 taceca hind leg tibia
14 nite hohu hip bone femur
15 ta sinte tail bones caudal
16 tispa elbow joints elbow
17 tasupe okasloke bone marrow inside bones, bone air pipe, shells for dress from hohuki  

 

Reference:

Ecoffy,T. Introduction Course to Tatanka (Bison) Management. University of Nebraska-Lincoln. 1998.

Websites:

http://lamar.colostate.edu/~lctodd/coding.htm

http://www.uwyo.edu/RealLearning/bisonindex.html

http://www.nps.gov/archive/wica/Pictures/Bison/pages/Bison-Skeleton(0)_jpg.htm