White Buffalo

 The Once Rare -White Buffalo   Throughout history, I have read about white buffalo sightings or buffalo with white spots. I have also read many times about domestic cattle running with a herd of wild bison. Some ranchers today believe that bison will not naturally cross with cattle when roaming together. Animals do one thing very well and that is breed. “If you can’t be with the one you love, love the one your with.” (song by Stephen Stills} Personally I am not a fan of the forced crosses. It does absolutely nothing to promote our bison. What all these … Read more

Frontier Army and the Destruction of the Buffalo

THE FRONTIER ARMY AND THE DESTRUCTION OF THE BUFFALO: 1865-1883 DAVID D . SMITS (control the natives) SCHOLARS OF WESTERN AMERICAN HISTORY have long recognized the post-Civil War frontier army’s complicity in the near-extermination of the buffalo. Historian Richard White represents the scholarly consensus in stating that “various military commanders encouraged the slaughter of bison” by white hide hunters in order to cut the heart from the Plains Indians’ economy. Some scholars implicate the army’s high command more directly in the annihilation. Retired Brigadier General S. L. A. Marshall, for instance, claimed that Generals William T. Sherman and Philip Sheridan viewed the eradication of the … Read more