Who Saved The Bison

Canada to the United States During the mid-1800’s people started realizing the importance of the buffalo, not only for animal cruelty reasons, but for grassland ecological and future resources. Someone needed to speak out and step up and over the years they did, but never enough at one time to count, in those tough times. The real extermination of the buffalo was caused by the demands of trade there can be no doubt, aided and abetted by sportsmen, Indians, and others; but the blame really lies with the government that in all these years permitted a few ignorant Congressman to block the … Read more

Natives

While checking for information about the Natives of North America, you can use the search bar for the keyword to locate more stories for that year or tribe. Most Recent Articles on the bottom.   Announcement: We have an Old Native Bison Skull that we need help in researching. Please take a look and let us know if you can help. Any information would be greatly appriciated. Thank you. Native Painted Bison Skull.   Native languages was the source for most of the buffalo/bison terms below. In Plains Indian languages in general, male and female buffaloes are distinguished, with each … Read more

1801-1810

<< Previous  Next>> 1801-1810-The Last Buffalo Killed in Ohio.  The Evening Post New York, New York May 6 1802  [The following extract from Mackenzie’s Voyages, republished in this city by Mr. Hopkins, will give some idea of the authors manner of writing. It is hoped it may serve to attract notice to this work and patronage to the publisher.] “The Portage la Roche is of a level surface, in some parts of bounding with stones, and covered with cypress, the pine, this spruce fir, and other trees natural to it’s soil. Within three miles of the North-West termination, there is … Read more

Blackfeet

Announcement: We have an Old Native Bison Skull that we need help in researching. Please take a look and let us know if you can help. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you. Native Painted Bison Skull.   Buffalo-Calling Stone Before horses: The people regarded the buffalo and often used elaborate rituals and ceremonies to promote their needs in hunting.  The Blackfeet used the Buffalo-Calling Stone, to “call” the buffalo in where they needed them. For them it was very powerful. The Piegans collected iron oxide pigments near drifts of fossil shells in the Deer River and Bow River … Read more

1894

<< Previous  Next>> 1894 The Times Philadelphia June 10, 1894 Eating Dog With Indians AN UNCONSCIOUS PARTICIPANT IN A REDSKINS’ FEAST SOME SAVAGE DELICACIES The Indian and the Pig Are About on a Par in Their Appetites for Food Some Palin Truths About the Noble and Nasty Aborigine. “How Koohla? Ho-ho-ha-he-e-e-!” “How Koohla?” These were thus salutations that passed between Red Jacket, the famous Ute chief and myself one noontime, as I rode down the valley toward Rico, on my way from Silverton. The old fellow was seated by a campfire while his two squaws were preparing the noonday meal. … Read more

1890

1890 Sturgis Dakota Terr.

<< Previous  Next>> 1890 Bison History          Photo by J. Grabill / Jonesboro Leader N.C. Jan 8, 1890 HOW BISON WERE EXTERMINATED As the Indians hunted them the run of bison would probably have lasted forever, writes Dr. Carver, but about 1866 the white men turned their attention to the shaggy monsters of the plains. Large Eastern firms organize hunting parties and paid the shooters $2.50 for each bison where he lay dead on the plains. I then went to southern Nebraska and became a professional hunter. The bison consisted of two large divisions, the one living … Read more