1900’s

<< Previous  Next>> / Santa Fe New Mexican Sante Fe New Mexico Feb 8 1900 To Grab the Staked Plains. “Buffalo Jones” of Kansas long ago achieved fame as the grower of buffalo upon his farm in the sunflower state, and for his theory that by a cross between the bison and the domestic cattle he could produce a hardy animal which would combine the qualities of both. But the latest scheme of the Kansas man should entitle him to rank as the great practical joker of the wide west. He conceived a plan for grabbing the staked plains in … Read more

Arapaho

At Fort Dodge in April 1867, Major General Winfield Scott Hancock, then commander of the Department of the Missouri, which embraced Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, and New Mexico reminded several Arapaho chiefs, including Little Raven, of some hard realities. “You know well that the game is getting very scarce,” lectured Hancock,” and that you must soon have some other means of living; you should therefore cultivate the friendship of the white man, so that when the game is all gone, they may take care of you if necessary. Theodore R. Davis, “The Buffalo Range,”Harper’s New Monthly Magazine 3 8 (January1869): 153; … Read more