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

1876

<< Previous  Next>> THE NORTH AMERICAN BISON   National Republican Wa DC Jan 28 1876 Indian Massacre     The Weekly Ansonian -Polkton, N.C. Feb 23 1876     Feb  26 1876 The Pittsburgh Commercial     The Galveston Daily News Galveston, Texas Mar 11 1876 The Gazette weilds a free lance, and goes for the Hon. John H. Reagan in this wise: The Hon. John H. Reagan had sat still for two mortal hours. It became irksome to him, for he regards Congress as an institution created for his special benefit, and a piece in which to air his … Read more

1874

<< Previous  Next>> Wholesale Slaughter Nashville Union Jan 6 1874 Wholesale Slaughter With reference to the wholesale slaughter of buffalo on the plains, a Western paper says: Mr. Lessing estimates that there are at least two thousand hunters in camp along there waiting for buffalo. He came across one party of sixteen, who stated that they killed twenty-eight thousand buffaloes during the past summer, the hides of which only were utilized. If sixteen hunters can kill this many animals, how great must be the slaughter upon the broad extent of the bison range? Evidently millions of the animals must have … Read more

1873

< Previous  Next>> “American Progress”  by George A. Crofutt c1873 Print shows an allegorical female figure of America leading pioneers westward, as they travel on foot, in a stagecoach, Conestoga wagon, and by railroads, where they encounter Native Americans and herds of bison.   Chicago Daily Tribune Chicago, Illinois Feb 16 1873 BISON BUTCHERY Tremendous Slaughter of Buffaloes in Southern Kansas – Doomed to Speedy Extinction From that Topeka (Kan.) Commonwealth. Dodge City, on the A.T. & S.F. road, is a principal point of shipment of buffalo meat and hides in Kansas. In fact, the trade of the town, apart … Read more

1869

<< Previous  Next>> 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 terrible branching horns. I immediately determined to invent a pretext for not going; but … Read more

1861-1866

<< Previous  Next>> The Times Picayune-New Orleans-Aug 20 1861 (Buffalo Tongues Ad) Groceries, Provisions and Liquors. Byr. R. Sykes Auctioneer, – will be sold at auction on Tuesday, the 20th inst., at 10 o’clock, at his auction store, 50 magazine St.    Gettysburg Compiler-Feb 10 1862 (Buffalo Shoes) Attention!  Recruits Wanted! 5,000 able bodied men and boys wanted to report themselves immediately at the rendezvous Chambersburg St., Gettysburg,  and receive, at a mere nominal price,  full uniforms and the necessary equipment for a winter campaign. I have taken special care to provide for the comfort of my men by visiting … Read more