1904

<< Previous  Next>>  C.A. Kendrick Buffalo At Water / The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750–1920 By Andrew C. Isenberg (extract) Although some ranchers continued to experiment with crossbreeding bison and cattle well into the 20th century, most found that the way to profit from the bison was to sell them – or more accurately, the right to hunt them – to wealthy sport hunters. In 1902, a rancher in Montana allowed to sport hunters to kill six of his bison bulls – for a price. Later, one of those hunters, Howard Eaton, acquired a number of bison … Read more

1871

<< Previous  Next>> Royalty Visits Grand Duke Alexis, Buffalo hunt, sent by his father to better relations with the U.S.A. (Custer Museum)   The Emporia Weekly News Emporia, Kansas Jan 6 1871 PLYMOUTH. A Fearful Buffalo Hunt. The party that left here some three weeks ago for a buffalo hunt, consisting of William Eikenberry, George Lambdin, and four others, returned last (Tuesday) evening, having had a very rough time of it. When they were fairly in the buffalo range, and among innumerable numbers of them, and were predicting a fair day on the morrow, and were prepared for a grand … Read more

1886

<< Previous  Next>> 1886 Bison History Buffalo Bill Wild West show c1886 Photo by Sarony~LOC / The Index Hermitage, Missouri Jan 14, 1886 After the Buffalo. Both Indians and bison, or American buffalo, are so rapidly passing away that it may be of interest to describe the way in which the inhabitants of our upland plains provisions themselves for the year. The Red River half-breeds and the white hunters hunt the buffalo chiefly for the hides, and the cargoes of pelts that each year float down the Missouri are only a partial measurement of the destruction. The Government, too, as … Read more

1884

<< Previous  Next>> / Manitoba Free Press Winnipeg Manitoba Can Jan 2 1884 SL Bedson bison herd /   / The Daily Republican Monongahela, Pennsylvania Mar 22 1884 THE BISON CHASE The prairie stretches on, and on, a boundless, bellowing see! As free as Rovers of the main, are gallant steeds and we! Then ho! hillo! Draw well the girth, knot tight strong for fast far we o! Aye, ready, comrades? Ready all! The day is just begun- Hurrah! Rare sport we’ll see, I ween, before the set of sun! Then ho! hillo! Our horses sniff the clear, crisp air … Read more