1921

<< Previous  Next>> / Salt Lake Telegram Salt Lake City Utah Jan 9, 1921 SHOOTING THE BISON The news dispatches carry a story of the arrival this week of a of “sportsmen” from Los Angeles, who, for a consideration of $200 each, may shoot one of the bison in the herd now located on Antelope island. Those who love the virile history of the United States and especially the West must be proud of file present generation. At the same time, there must be a feeling of regret that the last of a noble animal tribe must come to such … Read more

Shoshone

The Shoshone or Shoshoni are a Native American tribe with four large cultural/linguistic divisions: Eastern Shoshone: Wyoming Northern Shoshone: southeastern Idaho Western Shoshone: Nevada, northern Utah Gosiute: western Utah, eastern Nevada Buffalo served as a source of food and materials. After the introduction of horses during the 1700s, hundreds of Idaho Indians of various tribal affiliations would ride into Montana on a cooperative buffalo hunt. The last great hunt of this type occurred in 1864, signaling the end of a traditional way of life. /   Revolvy.com reports:   Washakie’s band evidently participated in the fur trade rendezvous (1825–1840), since those rendezvous took place within the Green River, Wind River, and Snake … 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

US Department of the Interior

BUFFALO SEALS BACK OF THE BUFFALO SEAL -PUBLISHED 1936 Afterword The history and activities of the organizations which stand back of the Buffalo Seal, the insignia of the Interior Department, have been set forth in the foregoing pages. The Buffalo Seal, commemorating the conservation of the Bison which were on the verge of extinction before the Interior Dept., through the National Park Service , gave them protection and aid, symbolizes the coordinating of various conservation organizations into one Federal department operating under one head, the Secretary of the Interior. Since the Secretary of the Interior is also Administrator of Public … Read more

Bison in History

 Bison in history, As I research, most of which I located from Newspapers.com, new information and articles are being added almost daily. It’s a long process, but a mission worthy of my time-investment, and I hope; worthy of your time spent reading the articles. I have re-typed the historical news articles, word-for-word, so as to capture the spirit and essence intended by the authors. If you see “____”, this means I cannot transcribe a word for reasons of legibility. Note: You may notice conflicting information as you read. This is not unusual when researching history. We offer no theses or … Read more

Comanche

Texas, -Derivation of the name.- …… Comanche claim to be the lineal descendents of the empire of Montezuma, and the only legitimate owners of the whole Mexican country. The Chiefs say that when Cortes landed in Mexico, he found the country torn to pieces by internal factions and was enabled, by employing the disaffected chiefs, to raise a force to seize upon their capital. Those chiefs believed if they could destroy the power of Montezuma, they could easily dispatch the Spaniard, and have the control of the country in their own hands. But too late they ascertained that they had introduced … 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

Yellowstone

Wild Buffalo Wild Bison The first public park, Yellowstone, was established by an act of March 1, 1872 (17 Stat. 32). Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, before the surrounding area became the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Boundary changes, made twice, added small areas to the original rectangle and altered the east boundary in 1929 to conform for most of its length to the drainage divide formed by the Absaroka Mountains. Most of the land adjacent to the boundary is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Nathaniel Pitt Langford : First superintendent of the Yellowstone Park.  Langford 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

Siberia

9,000-Year-Old Bison Mummy Found Frozen in Time In November of 2014 it was reported: Hidden away under frozen ground for nearly 10,000 years, an extremely well-preserved bison mummy is finally ready to give up its secrets. In 2011, members of the Yukagir tribe in northern Siberia discovered the remains of a steppe bison (Bison priscus), an extinct ancestor of the modern bisonthat still roam the plains of North America and northern Europe. The almost perfectly preserved bison was transported to the Yakutian Academy of Sciences in Siberia, where researchers made plans to perform a necropsy, an autopsy performed on animals. … Read more