savior Metal Bison Sculpture

See Bison Metal Works   Trixie a.k.a. “savior” Metal Bison Sculpture ~ was modeled after one of our cows. (finished 03/28/20) One the U.S. side is the flag showing forward movement (backward) and pictures of all the men noted for helping save the American bison from extinction.   Charles Goodnight     –   C. E. Conrad Michel Pablo   –   Walking Coyote Charles Allard   –   Little Falcon Robe William Hornaday   –  ABS Frank Dupris (Dupree) Austin Corbin Scotty Phillips William Whitney Teddy Roosevelt Harold Baynes The Canadian side is their flag with the men who help in Canada.  Canadian Bison Association Charles … 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

Catalo/Beefalo

Domesticating Bison for Survival Cattle History in North America Bison Crosses A.K.A. Cattalo or Beefalo While some claimed to be “saving the bison” what they were actually doing was perpetuating their demise. In the case of Charles Goodnight, he was a cattleman first and foremost. He loved animals and wildlife, he was extremely smart and always looking for solutions in any aspect. One of those solutions was the loss of cattle and cattle ranches in the harsh conditions of Texas. Losses were so great that he needed to find a way to make cattle hardier for the region. He felt … Read more

Canada History

Pages: 1 2 Henry Kellsey, a factor of the Hudson Bay Company, in a report of his explorations in the far west of Canada, in 1691, tells of his party sighting buffalo in large numbers. A few years later this explorer became the first white buffalo hunter on the plains of western Canada. He tells that everywhere the Indians were slaughtering, taking only the choice pieces and leaving the greater portion of each slain body to the wolves which followed in large bands. The Saturday News May 21, 1914    In 1786 statistics show that over 705,000 skins were exported from Québec … Read more

1908

<< Previous  Next>> / After The Swim -N.A. Forsyth- Montana Memory.org 1908 / The Inter Ocean Jan 12, 1908 Will the Buffalo Survive? ……The American bison, or so-called buffalo, is peculiar to this continent. Its story is inseparable from that of the Indian and of the American pioneer. It provided food, clothing and even fuel, for the explorers and early settlers of the great plains. If it had not been there their work would have been more difficult and their hardships greater. It had a vital part in “The Winning of the West.” The bison once roamed in countless herds … 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