<< Previous Next >> The Nebraska State Journal Lincoln, Nebraska Feb 21, 1932 Last Nebraska Buffalo Hunter relates Narrow Escapes of Early Bison Hunts BY JOHN H. KEARNES. IN RELATION to contemporaneous history, Nebraska is so youthful that it seems incredible that the army of professional buffalo hunters, who once followed the thundering herds across her plains in a war of extermination against the shaggy beasts, should now be reduced to practically the last man. But after tireless investigation and searching correspondence during the past few years, John W. Cranmer, 81, of Auburn, is forced to that conclusion, and also to … Read more


<< 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