Bison Meat

USDA Bison Market Reports Bison Meat Recipes The Campsite and Processing Area Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump The flat area immediately below the kill site was where the hunters camped while they finished butchering the buffalo. A few tipi rings, the stones used to anchor tipis against the wind, can still be seen on the prairie level. It was here that meat was sliced into thin strips and hung on racks to dry in the sun. Large leg bones were smashed to remove the nutritious marrow, and the numerous boiling pits excavated by archaeologists in this area indicate these broken … Read more

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

1895

<< Previous  Next>> The Wichita Daily Eagle Wichita, Kansas Feb 2 1895 KILLING THE BISON HERDS OF BUFFALO BUTCHERING AND WIPED OUT OF EXISTENCE IN A FEW MONTHS Hundreds of Thousands Slaughtered In a Couple of Years After the Hunting Became General- Story of the Chase and Battle in the Gorge. Before the Northern Pacific railroad had crossed the continent west of the Missouri river this section of the country bounded by that river on the east and the Rockies on the west and stretching from the Platte, in Nebraska, northward to the British line, was the greatest stamping ground … Read more

Buffalo Museums

  National Buffalo Museum and Prairie Winds Gift Shop 500 17th St SE * Jamestown, ND 58401 701-252-8648 * 1-800-807-1511 Jamestown, ND – White Cloud and the National Buffalo Museums have been spotted — by CNN, which recently honored them in an article as one of “50 states, 50 spots for 2014.”       North Dakota’s listing for the National Buffalo Museums specifically mentions each of the three white buffalo by name — White Cloud, Dakota Legend, and Dakota Miracle — and encourages viewers to ask where the bison are roaming when they arrive at the museum in the … Read more

1923

<< Previous Next >> Okalhoma Postcard 1923 Brahman Cow X Bison Bull     The News Leader Staunton, Virginia Jan 3, 1923 The birth of two bull buffalo calves during November was reported to the biological survey of the United States department of agriculture. One was at Wind Cave preserve, and one at Sully Hill preserve. This makes a total of 104 buffalo calves born this season on the four preserves, which are known as the National Bison range, Niobrara reservation, Wind Cave, and Sullys Hill. The death of one calf at Sullys Hill is the only one reported of all … Read more

1902

<< Previous  Next>> / / Evening Star February 08, 1902 LAST OF THE BUFFALO Congress Asked to Establish a Great Breeding Preserve TO RAISE HALF-BREED CATTLE Congressman Curtis Wants “buffalo” Jones to Be in Charge. BIG BISON HUNTS ……A census of the full-blooded buffalo now known to exist in the United States brings the number up to about 800, though the account is not believed to be accurate. With the exception of the small herd in the National Yellowstone Park, all of these buffalo are in a greater or less degree of captivity, ranging from the small animal houses of … Read more

1891

<< Previous  Next>> Western Kansas World Jan. 17 1891 The Last Buffalo Hunt ……Buffalo had become so scarce that anything concerning them has interest for the general reader. The Laramie Republican tells of a hunting party starting out from Laramie in search of buffalo, accompanied by expert lassoers. Their objective is not to slaughter the animals, but to lassoe them, and bring them alive to Laramie. A herd has been seen by several different parties during the last year, and it’s haunts pretty well located. It is supposed to be now ranging on Red Desert, in Carbon and Fremont Counties, … 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

1878

<< Previous  Next>> 1878-Flooded With Buffalo Hides    The New Bloomfield Times Pa. Cheap Robe Jan 1 1878   Brenham Weekly Banner January 4th 1878 The Bison 1878 We learn from the San Saba News some interesting particulars regarding the wholesale slaughter of the bison (buffalo) on the plains. It is estimated that at least two thousand persons are now encamped on Texas soil for the sole purpose of slaughtering the bison. These men have reduced the hunt to a system, and are as thoroughly organized as a well drilled army. The plan is to surround the whole buffalo range, … Read more

1874

<< Previous  Next>> Wholesale Slaughter Nashville Union Jan 6 1874 Wholesale Slaughter With reference to the wholesale slaughter of buffalo on the plains, a Western paper says: Mr. Lessing estimates that there are at least two thousand hunters in camp along there waiting for buffalo. He came across one party of sixteen, who stated that they killed twenty-eight thousand buffaloes during the past summer, the hides of which only were utilized. If sixteen hunters can kill this many animals, how great must be the slaughter upon the broad extent of the bison range? Evidently millions of the animals must have … Read more