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

1875

<< Previous  Next>> The Decline of the Buffalo.  Chicago Daily Tribune Chicago , Illinois Jan 2 1875  BUFFALO ROCK This was formally a part of the main north bluff, from which it became detached during some great natural convulsion, perhaps in the Glacial or Draft epoch. The rock is St. Peter’s Sandstone, overlaid with a thin bed of good coal, and above the usual Drift series. It’s surface covers some 80 acres. The canal and the railroad run through the deep natural cut between it and the main bluff. It is a prominent landmark, and is interesting as being the … Read more

1911

<< Previous  Next>> Buffaloes on Antelope Island Contradict Plaint That Their Species Is Rapidly Becoming Extinct The Salt Lake Tribune, April 23, 1911 Eighteen Calves Added to the Herd This Spring: Queer Animals Live-in Natural Wild State: The Strenuous Career of “Boaz”, the Hybrid That Would Not Be Tamed; When Great Bands Dotted Western Plains ……18 little buffalo calves are doing their best to prove that the race of buffalo – or bison, as the naturalist still persist in calling the American buffalo – is not becoming extinct. These eighteen little buffalo calves were born this spring on Antelope Island, … 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

1888

<< Previous  Next>> Thomas County , Kansas April 19, 1888 THE BUFFALOES FATE Extinction of the Noblest of all the American Game Animals ……It is believed that there are now only a few hundred representatives of the main the bison which, when, Fremont across the continent, roamed over our great Western plains. A few small herds have very likely escaped the notice of hunters and settlers. Nearly two years ago residence along the upper Missouri and Yellowstone rivers reported that the bison was probably extinct in that region, but later the hunting party organized by the taxidermist of the Smithsonian … Read more

1879

<< Previous  Next>> 1879-AN ACT TO PROTECT BISON   The Independent Record March 4, 1879 Bison AN ACT to protect bison in certain counties in Montana Territory. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Montana: Section 1. That any person who shall willfully shoot, or otherwise kill, for the period of ten years from and after the passage of this act, any buffalo or bison, within the Counties of Madison, Jefferson, Deer Lodge and Lewis and Clarke, Montana Territory, shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than two hundred dollars, or imprisoned … Read more

1869

<< Previous  Next>> One of the earliest known photographs, of wild buffalo on the plains “Buffalo Hunt”. The Brooklyn Eagle Jan 5 1869 Robe “Very well,” said he. “Mike,” calling a hall – boy, ” run round to Snagg’s Stables, and toll him I’ll want my sleigh here at three o’clock; and say, toll him I want my best buffalo.” No sooner had he pronounced those words than the bison of the prairies sprung up before me, as I had read of him in a hundred books, with his huge tangled mane, his small bloodshot eye, his gigantic hoof, his … Read more