1933

<< Previous Next >>   Arizona Westerners Should Know Jan 1, 1933 By OREN ARNOLD and MABEL EARP CASON Here is a drawing of the traditional “buffalo” familiar to all Americans, and yet there never was a buffalo in America, except possibly in a zoo! The noble creature which occupies so prominent a part in our history, which is written indelibly with the conquest of the West, was in fact, a bison, characterized by the shoulder hump. True buffaloes are found only on other continents and do not have humps. But nobody, now, ever hopes to correct the national error! One … 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

1895

<< Previous  Next>> The Wichita Daily Eagle Wichita, Kansas Feb 2 1895 KILLING THE BISON HERDS OF BUFFALO BUTCHERING AND WIPED OUT OF EXISTENCE IN A FEW MONTHS Hundreds of Thousands Slaughtered In a Couple of Years After the Hunting Became General- Story of the Chase and Battle in the Gorge. Before the Northern Pacific railroad had crossed the continent west of the Missouri river this section of the country bounded by that river on the east and the Rockies on the west and stretching from the Platte, in Nebraska, northward to the British line, was the greatest stamping ground … Read more

1901

<< Previous  Next>> The Times, Pa., Jan. 21 1901 AMERICAN BISON ……Naturalist Declare the Animals Are Increasing in Number. While it is naturally in possible to obtain figures as to the exact number of American bisons that are now alive, it is not difficult to obtain approximate figures, and from these and other data which had been recently collected, European naturalist maintain that there are more bison alive now then there have been for many years and that the number of these animals will steadily increase if only do care be taken of them, says the New York Journal. ……About … 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

1899

<< Previous  Next>> 1899 National Zoological Park Washington D.C. Smithsonian Institution Archives.  Image #2003-19498 /   The Morning Post North Carolina Dec 27 1899 HOW BISON PERISHED (Scientific America) One of the most extraordinary events that has characterized the last half of the present century is the extermination, the wiping out of the American bison. There is little use in restoring to invective or endeavoring to stigmatize those who are guilty of this crime, but it would be well if the acts could be held up in a bright light that those who committed them might be excoriated in the crime … Read more

1889

<< Previous  Next>> / The Marion County Herald Hamilton, Alabama Jan 10, 1889 Raising Buffalo for the Shambles. The Manitoba as fast freight from Winnipeg recently brought into St. Paul, Minn., a queer load of cattle in the shape of a herd of eighty-three buffalo. The herd is the famous wine raised by Warden Bedson, of Stony Mountain, Northwest Territory, since 1877, from a young bull and four heifers. They have been bought by C. J. Jones, of Garden City, Kan., who has for some years been making a special study of the buffalo, and he has at present a … Read more

1887

<< Previous  Next>> / Written for The Evening Star THE LAST BUFFALO HUNT FAREWELL TO THE GREAT AMERICAN BISON. The End of a Bloody and Relentless Persecution – A Search for Specimens. By WILLIAM T. HORNADAY Author of “Two Years in the Jungle.” Copyright, 1887. I am obliged to confess that I have been guilty of taking part in the extermination of the buffalo. Were it at all to my credit I could even boast of having just killed a greater number in proportion to the whole number now alive than any other man in this country except Jim Mc … Read more