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

1872

<< Previous  Next>> Spotted Tail and Company This is a 30 x 40-inch oil on canvas painted in 1972.  A little background on the painting: it commemorates the 100th anniversary of Grand Duke Alexis of Russia’s buffalo hunt in Nebraska.  In 1872, Gen. Philip Sheridan, Gen. George Custer, and Buffalo Bill Cody rode along to ensure the duke’s success, but the duke’s aim was terrible; he fired six shots, missing buffalo from just 20 feet away.  Then the duke emptied Cody’s pistol without success.  Cody gave him his 50-caliber Springfield rifle and rode beside him to tell him when to fire.  … Read more

1700’s

<< Previous  Next>> Early America’s explorers first seeing our bison, had no idea what they were, and they have been called many various terms; buffalo, bison, wild ocshen, buffelo, wild ox, wild cattle, cibola, vaca, wild beast, etc..It depends where and when I am searching. Many remarking they look like those of Europe but much larger and darker. Today, the European bison species is said to be larger than American. (a whole other subject I may or may not get into. A friend commented “rabbit hole”.)   I might also point out that I pretty much ignore articles from out of … Read more

All About Bison®

Welcome to All About Bison®. This website offers information, bison history, and current news, links to informational websites,  American Buffalo, North American (Wood and Plains), and European Bison. We hope to get it all, get it right and provide a resource to any and all interested persons, groups, or organizations that have an interest in this intrinsic native to the American landscape. The content is either news as reported, or information gathered from credible sources with permission and participation. This site would not be possible without all the contributors. All materials are copyright protected. We also offer news from other … Read more