1924

  << Previous Next >> The Anaconda Standard Anaconda, Montana Jan. 1, 1924 FENCE IS BLOWN DOWN BUT BUFFALO STAND PAT Tom Gundry, keeper and watchman of the buffalo herd at Columbia gardens, narrowly escaped a strenuous hunt during yesterday’s cold. The fence surrounding the buffalo inclosure was torn to the ground by the high wind at the gardens yesterday and the four animals faced the whole world for the first time in years without a barrier: But they did not leave their domicile and the three meals furnished them in a warm barn to be alone in the world, and … Read more

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

History of Legislation

History of Legislation for the Protection of the Bison. 1816-John Jacob Astor persuaded congress to act on the subject at once. A law was passed, and approved by the president on April 29, 1816, forbidding American authorities to issue licenses to foreigners to trade with the Indians within the territorial limits of the United States, “unless by express direction of the president . . . and upon such terms and conditions as the public interests may, in his opinion, require.”  Any foreigner caught in the Indian country without a passport was to be fined not less than fifty dollars nor … Read more

National Mammal

U.S. National Mammal The American Bison, I think might be the only native species that the public started preserving decades before the Government got involved. While the laws for protection started about the same time the public started preserving them, they in some cases were already gone from the state. In other cases, they were not upheld, nor did they cover protection for them as a whole. In 1871 bills were brought before congress and argued for in 72′, 74′, and 76′. (amendments) By the time they decided on how to word it, most of the bison were already gone.  National … 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

Mexico

American Bison in Mexico Photos are owned and taken by Javier Carrera he can be reached on Instagram @heyjavoo   (Like most images on this site, they are clickable) Thank you, Javier, for showing us the beauty of bison in Chihuahua, Mexico             April 7 2020 – 19 bison successfully arrived, with which these specimens were finally placed in Coahuilense lands. (mexiconewsblog.com) The task has not been easy, for the success of this project, Conanp thanks the Coahuila Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Urban Development and Ecology of the Government of Chihuahua, CEMEX, SAB … Read more

Cheyenne

/ …..In the early 1870s, Colonel Edward W. Wynkoop urged that the slaughter must be terminated, because it is one of the greatest grievances the Indians have and, to my personal knowledge, frequently has been their strongest incentive to declare war. Little Robe, the Cheyenne chief who recently visited Washington, at one time remarked to me after I had censured him for allowing his young men to kill a white farmer’s ox: ‘Your people make big talk, and sometimes make war, if an Indian kills a white man’s ox to keep his wife and children from starving. What do you … Read more