Natives

While checking for information about the Natives of North America, you can use the search bar for the keyword to locate more stories for that year or tribe. Most Recent Articles on the bottom.   Announcement: We have an Old Native Bison Skull that we need help in researching. Please take a look and let us know if you can help. Any information would be greatly appriciated. Thank you. Native Painted Bison Skull.   Native languages was the source for most of the buffalo/bison terms below. In Plains Indian languages in general, male and female buffaloes are distinguished, with each … Read more

1821-1830

<< Previous  Next>> 1821-1830 ACROSS THE PLAINS WAY BACK IN 1821 The Journal of a Trip of M. M. Marmaduke  From Franklin Mo to Santa Fe The  story of a trip across the plains from Franklin Mo to Santa Fe made In 1824 Is vividly told In the Journal of M M Marmaduke later lieutenant governor and governor of Missouri published in the October number of the Missouri Historical Review. Capt William Becknell made the same trip in 1821 and the Journal of his expedition was printed in the Boone’s Lick Advertiser in 1823, but even though his was not … 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

1896

<< Previous  Next>> / NOW ALMOST EXTINCT / The Courier Journal KY May 10 1896 THE BISON Millions Once Roamed the Western Plains NOW ALMOST EXTINCT Interesting Interview On Buffalo Hunting With Dr. Carver Few people realize that the buffalo is almost an extinct species. There is not a single herd left, where but a few years ago thousands and sometimes even millions of the shaggy animals blackened the prairies. W. F.Carver is responsible for the death of many bison. For number of years he hunted them on the plains. In shooting them he developed in part what wonderful skill … Read more

1878

<< Previous  Next>> 1878-Flooded With Buffalo Hides    The New Bloomfield Times Pa. Cheap Robe Jan 1 1878   Brenham Weekly Banner January 4th 1878 The Bison 1878 We learn from the San Saba News some interesting particulars regarding the wholesale slaughter of the bison (buffalo) on the plains. It is estimated that at least two thousand persons are now encamped on Texas soil for the sole purpose of slaughtering the bison. These men have reduced the hunt to a system, and are as thoroughly organized as a well drilled army. The plan is to surround the whole buffalo range, … Read more