Nearly everything they used or needed to survive. They were very thrifty with their resources and nothing went to waste. When they killed an animal to eat, they used the hide to make clothes, shelter, carrying equipment, and they used the sinew to make thread to sew things together, they used the fat for fuel to provide light. They used the intestines to make sausage. They used the stomachs to hold water, everything on the animal that could be used for anything, was. The lesser meats and organs were ground up and put into the intestines for sausage. They made ceremonial gear out of claws and teeth, and some of their clothing was decorated with bits of these. The native americans were very resourceful people.