There were a great variety of relatively large containers used by Plains warriors (i) to carry different gear (i.e. the extra mocs, sinew strands, food and repair material etc. — extra anything) while on trail (hunting for both buffalo and men) usually made from recycled old tipi covers, brain-tanned hide scraps from other projects (not exactly collectable art, but very functional to carry it horseback); or (ii) as war/hunting insignia or prestige pieces even if they had ever had much inside them, i.e. never used to carry any content. They have various shapes, types and are known under different names: war/hunting bags, shooting bags, bandolier bags, dispatch bags, flash mirror bags, fire/octopus bags, spyglass cases, cylinder parflesh bags to store war bonnets and smoking pipes, knife sheaths, quivers, bow cases, gun and saber scabbards etc.
Besides, Indians had no pockets, so had to make smaller bags for everything (strike-a-light bags, paint bags etc).