National Bison Range-Montana

The National Bison Range is a National Wildlife Refuge located in western Montana established in 1908 to provide a sanctuary for the American bison and one of the oldest National Wildlife Refuges in the United States.   Woods County Enterprise Waynoka Oklahoma Nov 24th 1905 A Bison Range Washington’ D.C. — A bill was passed by the Senate Wednesday to establish a permanent national bison range of 12,000 acres on the Flathead Indian reservation Montana the range to be inclosed and become the home of the largest herd of bison in existence.   Great Falls Tribune Great Falls, Montana March … Read more

1931

<< Previous Next >> The Boston Globe Boston Massachusetts Mar 20, 1931 INDIANS SUE U. S. FOR $68,707,000 Claim Based on Almost Forgotten Treaties Made in Time of Rush for Gold  WASHINGTON (N. A. N. A.) The Blackfeet are on the warpath again. This time the battleground is the United States Court of Claims, where the tribe is suing the Government for $68.707.00O on claims arising from long forgotten Indian, wars and covered wagon caravans over plains black with bison. It is one of 4he largest claims ever brought against the United States and it goes back, according to Joseph W. … Read more

1929

<< Previous Next >> Santa Ana Register Santa Ana, California Mar 2 1929 America Makes Some New Animals The peculiar creature at the right . . . looks like the sacred zebu of India but has three sixty-fourths cattle blood. It’s parents are sketched above and at the right. By Frank Thone In the old west, the hard-riding, hard-hitting, hard- drinking west, where you called a man “pardner” on sight and bought him a drink, it was not considered good form to have curiosity concerning where a man came from, or to inquire overmuch into his ancestry or antecedents. The great … Read more

Charles Goodnight Bison Herd

Charles Goodnight, also known as Charlie Goodnight, was an American cattle rancher in the American West, perhaps the best known rancher in Texas. He is sometimes known as the “father of the Texas Panhandle.” Born March 5, 1836, in Illinois and died on December 12, 1929, in Arizona. Buried in Goodnight Cemetery, TX. Mary Ann Dyer “Molly” Goodnight (September 12, 1839 – April 11, 1926) was an American cattlewoman and rancher married to prominent Texas rancher and cattleman Charles Goodnight. She was a 1991 inductee of the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame. Is the only southern bison herd left intact from the days of annihilation. … Read more

Bison Wool

Bison Wool-Down Utilizing Short Carded ‘Down”  Prime Grade In situations where it is found that the cleaned fiber is too short to draw through spinning equipment, short carded fiber may be blended with another fiber which can act as a carrier to draw the buffalo fiber through spinning machinery. The choice of this carrier will determine the quality of the finished product. – A blend of buffalo with alpaca and/or llama makes a stronger, slightly coarser yarn that is excellent for children’s and men’s wear such as mittens, socks, or slippers. On a finer basis, a blend with silk makes an excellent yarn for baby wear or ladies’ … Read more

Who Saved The Bison

Canada to the United States During the mid-1800’s people started realizing the importance of the buffalo, not only for animal cruelty reasons, but for grassland ecological and future resources. Someone needed to speak out and step up and over the years they did, but never enough at one time to count, in those tough times. The real extermination of the buffalo was caused by the demands of trade there can be no doubt, aided and abetted by sportsmen, Indians, and others; but the blame really lies with the government that in all these years permitted a few ignorant Congressman to block the … Read more

Texas Bison History

Buffalo Jumps -Texas  Charles Goodnight Bison Herd Pages: 1 2 3 A metal arrow point from a long-ago bison hunt still stuck in a centuries-old bison vertebrae found in the Texas panhandle. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/bison-skeleton-in-burnet-county-up-to-700-years-ol/npG9K/#modal-8356379   Bison – Buffalo Timeline for Texas Early: 25-30 million bison on the Plains.1500’s An estimated 30 to 60 million bison living in North America.1535 – At last the end of 35 days, Coronado determined to send his army home and take a special squad of 20 horsemen  and  go  on  to the wonderful  country  of  which  the  Turk  had  spoken  and  called  Quvsira,  and  which  the  local  Indians  said  was … Read more

1916

<< Previous  Next>> / The Daily Deadwood Pioneer Times Deadwood South Dakota June 2, 1916 (extract) At Wind Cave National park the government has set aside a big game preserve. Here is one of the largest herds of bison in the country, and many elk and antelope. Adjoining the government preserve is a state preserve set aside by South Dakota. The state preserve consists of more than 40,000 acres and contains a larger herd of bison and more elk and antelope than the government preserve. / The Pittsburgh Press Pittsburgh Pennsylvania June 18, 1916 “Pawnee Bill,” Soon to Exhibit Here, … Read more

1912

<< Previous  Next>> The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, Jan 14 1912 BROOKLYNITES TAKE LEAD IN GAME PRESERVATION Prof. Franklin Hooper is president of National Bison Association PLAN HERD FOR NEW YORK Many Persons Prominent on Long Island Belong to Society That Fosters Animals. It came out at the annual meeting of the American Bison Society, held at the American Museum of Natural History, in Manhattan, on Thursday last, that as a result of the efforts of the society, the number of bison in existence has increased from 1,300 to 2,750 in a period of four years. Professor Franklin W. Hooper, director … Read more

1907

<< Previous  Next>> / Killing of Cows & Spikes 1907 LA Huffman Collection / The Billings Gazette Billings, Montana Jan 22, 1907 NEW HYBRID IS VALUABLE CATALO ALMOST AN IDEAL BEEF ANIMAL HAS AN EXTRA RIB In Addition to Supplying Superior Meat, Robe Resulting From Cross Is Much Finer and Better Than That of the Buffalo. From Saturday’s Daily. Canyon City, Texas, special: Charles Goodnight, a noted cattleman of the Panhandle of Texas, proposes, if the consent of the ‘Texas state government and financial aid of congress be given, to form an association for the establishment in Paladuro canyon, near … Read more