Texas Bison History

Buffalo Jumps -Texas  Charles Goodnight Bison Herd Pages: 1 2 3 A metal arrow point from a long-ago bison hunt still stuck in a centuries-old bison vertebrae found in the Texas panhandle. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/bison-skeleton-in-burnet-county-up-to-700-years-ol/npG9K/#modal-8356379   Bison – Buffalo Timeline for Texas Early: 25-30 million bison on the Plains.1500’s An estimated 30 to 60 million bison living in North America.1535 – At last the end of 35 days, Coronado determined to send his army home and take a special squad of 20 horsemen  and  go  on  to the wonderful  country  of  which  the  Turk  had  spoken  and  called  Quvsira,  and  which  the  local  Indians  said  was … Read more

Sioux Oglala

Oglala Sioux Buffalo Division Over the Years, the staff at the OSPRA Game and Fish Program has put forth the effort to maintain a strong Buffalo herd.  This not only has provided benefits to our tribal members, but through good management protect this sacred resource for future generations. Currently we have approximately 800 head of Buffalo feeding in our pastures. Buffalo Wake Meat Posted 9/10/21 (Fri) Buffalo Wake Meat will be distributed out of Bamm Brewers Charging Buffalo Meathouse 605-867-1119 until further notice. Charging Buffalo Meathouse is located on Slim Buttes Road west of Pine Ridge village.   Oglala Sioux Back Away From Bison … Read more

Buffalo Jumps

Pounds & Kill Sites Announcement: We have a 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. Try Ancient Bison for more information. Native kill sites aren’t always a cliff or a rock formations left from the pre-settlement era. In the case of hunting in the more eastern states, they used fire. Hennepin had observed the practice in the Miami country southeast of Lake Michigan of firing the prairie to aid in hunting. “When they see a … Read more

C.J. Jones -“Buffalo Jones”

Grand Canyon Bison Herd- Started by Jones Charles Jesse Jones “Buffalo Jones” was born in 1844, Illinois, the firstborn of twelve kids. He attended college for two years until he became sick with typhoid fever.  1866 (22 years old) he moved to Kansas to work in the fruit tree nursery business. 1869 he got married had 4 kids (2 boys died)  and moved west, to north-central Kansas. This is where he began hunting bison. That puts the time frame around 1873/4 at least. (The Great Slaughter)   The Daily Commonwealth Topeka, Kansas Sep 26, 1875 FIELD SPORTS. How They Hunted … 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

1800’s

<< Previous  Next>> Plains Bison Mysteries That Remain Part I:  The Buffalo Population and Why It Crashed By Gene Gade President, Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation Volumes have been written about buffalo. Most emphasis has been placed on the historic period, immediately after the use of the Vore Buffalo Jump stopped (about 1800) through the era of Anglo American expansion into the Plains to the near-extinction of bison some 80 years later. How Many Buffalo Were There? Estimates of bison numbers vary from 30 to 75 million. 50,000,000 to 60,000,000 are the most common numbers cited as total buffalo population in … 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

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

1887

<< Previous  Next>> / Written for The Evening Star THE LAST BUFFALO HUNT FAREWELL TO THE GREAT AMERICAN BISON. The End of a Bloody and Relentless Persecution – A Search for Specimens. By WILLIAM T. HORNADAY Author of “Two Years in the Jungle.” Copyright, 1887. I am obliged to confess that I have been guilty of taking part in the extermination of the buffalo. Were it at all to my credit I could even boast of having just killed a greater number in proportion to the whole number now alive than any other man in this country except Jim Mc … Read more

1883

<< Previous  Next>> ” Slaughtered for a Pastime” ” Shall the Buffalo Go? Reminiscences of an Old Buffalo Hunter” Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly, Vol. XV, May 1883, New York, Original vintage wood engraving, 1883 On loan from Historic Photographs by Imagi Gallery / Jamestown Weekly Alert Jamestown, North Dakota  Jan 12 1883 Bismarck Tribune: Two compositors on the Jamestown Alert went out New Year’s Day to slay a buffalo. They had crawled a quarter of a mile through the snow to get a shot at  a lot of cows which they mistook for bison, when a bulldog appeared suddenly and … Read more