1927

<< Previous Next >> Tesuque buffalo dancers Edward S. Curtis 1927 LOC   Grand Canyon Bison Herd In 1927 the herd was sold to the Arizona Game and Fish Department and continued to reside in House Rock Valley. This land was later designated as the House Rock Valley Wildlife Area under the management of U.S. Forest Service. The Arizona Game and Fish Department was then responsible for managing the bison population at House Rock Wildlife Area through roundups and controlled hunting.     The Evening Sun Baltimore Maryland Jan 17 1927 Nature’s Notebook – Wisent When the Spaniards and the French’ … Read more

Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon Grand Canyon, It has been a locale for human use and occupation for millennia, with ruins and artifacts from inhabitants dating back nearly 12,000 years, In the early 1800s, trappers and expeditions sent by the U.S. government began to explore and map the canyon. It was first afforded Federal protection in 1893 as a Forest Reserve and later a National Monument, achieving National Park in 1919. http://www.history.com/topics/grand-canyon   http://www.arizona-leisure.com/grand-canyon-history.html   The Grand Canyon has been home to Native Americans for thousands of years. About 10,000 years ago, paleo-hunters were known to have hunted big game throughout the … Read more

C.J. Jones -“Buffalo Jones”

Grand Canyon Bison Herd- Started by Jones Charles Jesse Jones “Buffalo Jones” was born in 1844, Illinois, the firstborn of twelve kids. He attended college for two years until he became sick with typhoid fever.  1866 (22 years old) he moved to Kansas to work in the fruit tree nursery business. 1869 he got married had 4 kids (2 boys died)  and moved west, to north-central Kansas. This is where he began hunting bison. That puts the time frame around 1873/4 at least. (The Great Slaughter)   The Daily Commonwealth Topeka, Kansas Sep 26, 1875 FIELD SPORTS. How They Hunted … Read more

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