Domesticating Bison for Survival

The idea of domesticating bison for survival arrived with the early explorers and later settlers.  Since cattle were imported into North America, crosses have been made with the bison, sometimes out of vicinity and other times more purposeful. Early arrivers saw the bison and wanted to make them more useful to their needs, like the oxen, milk cow, or even the horse. Being wild as they are, it was not so easy, but if they could tame them down by crossing them on their common cattle, they thought they would really have something useful. (Understanding that all their supplies had … Read more