"rawhide helmets that bore the horns of bull or buffalo"
Zia buffalo dancer wearing buffalo horn headgear
Public DomainZia buffalo dancer wearing buffalo horn headgear - Credit: Library of Congress

When they went to war, some Comanche warriors wore a headdress made from a buffalo’s scalp. Most of the hide and flesh was cut away from the buffalo head, leaving only a portion of the wooly hair and the horns.

Variations of this type of headdress were worn by other Native American tribes as part of their ceremonial buffalo dances.