Wind Cave National Park

  Hot Springs Weekly Star. – LOC Hot Springs, S.D., June 09, 1899  Perhaps no spot west of the Mississippi is so historic in interest as these Black Hills. A number of legends are connected therewith, perhaps the most beautiful of which is that of Battle Mountain, the topmost peak of a tier of rugged hills overlooking the entire Vale of Minnekahta. As near as I can recollect it I will give it to you as it was given to me, by a gentleman well versed in the history of this beautiful spot. “A number of years ago the Crow … Read more

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

C.J. Jones -“Buffalo Jones”

Grand Canyon Bison Herd- Started by Jones Yellowstone Park Charles Jesse Jones “Buffalo Jones” was born in 1844, in 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. In 1869 he got married to  Martha Walton, and planted hedge and fruit trees. They had 4 kids (2 boys died)  and moved west, to north-central Kansas. In 1872 he moved to what is now Osborne county, on 160 acres, with his wife and only child.  … Read more

1913

<< Previous  Next>> / / Wichita Daily Times Wichita Falls, Texas Jan 14 1913 New Herd of Bison of Interest to Scientists WASHINGTON –Government scientists in Washington displayed real interest in a dispatch from Winnipeg a few days ago, announcing that Harry V Radford, the American explorer had discovered more than 350 (? 850) wild buffalo in the Slave lake district of the Hudson Bay country. The wild buffalo of the American plains are gone and nothing remains of them save a few museum and zoological park specimens. Outside of the national zoological park in Washington, the Bronx Zoo, in … Read more

1903

<< Previous  Next>> Grand Basin from Art Hill, Louisiana Purchase Exposition, St. Louis. Mo. 1903-1905 / Animal Life and the World of Nature: A Magazine of Natural History Vol 1 Page 213 THE ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY are indebted to their president, his Grace the Duke of Bedford, for all the adult specimens of this now rare animal at present exhibited. These are three in number, a bull and two cows, which were presented on 31 May, 1902. On the 26th of the same month in the following year a bull calf was born, which has thriven, and is now about half grown. … 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

1893

<< Previous  Next>> The Inter Ocean, April 10 1893 IS NOT A SUCCESS Proposed Exhibition of Cross-bred Bison at the Fair Abandoned LARAMIE, Wyo., April 9 – Special Telegram – J.H.Huson, who started a Buffalo ranch on the plains, forty miles from here last fall, has been forced to abandon the project of exhibiting a cross-bred bunch of bison at the World’s Fair. His breeding stock was a thoroughbred buffalo bull and eight specially selected Durham cows. The calves died soon after birth and in each case the mothers followed within ten days. / The Sedalia Weekly Bazoo Sedalia, Missouri … 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