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

1884

<< Previous  Next>> / Manitoba Free Press Winnipeg Manitoba Can Jan 2 1884 SL Bedson bison herd /   / The Daily Republican Monongahela, Pennsylvania Mar 22 1884 THE BISON CHASE The prairie stretches on, and on, a boundless, bellowing see! As free as Rovers of the main, are gallant steeds and we! Then ho! hillo! Draw well the girth, knot tight strong for fast far we o! Aye, ready, comrades? Ready all! The day is just begun- Hurrah! Rare sport we’ll see, I ween, before the set of sun! Then ho! hillo! Our horses sniff the clear, crisp air … Read more

1872

<< Previous  Next>> Spotted Tail and Company This is a 30 x 40-inch oil on canvas painted in 1972.  A little background on the painting: it commemorates the 100th anniversary of Grand Duke Alexis of Russia’s buffalo hunt in Nebraska.  In 1872, Gen. Philip Sheridan, Gen. George Custer, and Buffalo Bill Cody rode along to ensure the duke’s success, but the duke’s aim was terrible; he fired six shots, missing buffalo from just 20 feet away.  Then the duke emptied Cody’s pistol without success.  Cody gave him his 50-caliber Springfield rifle and rode beside him to tell him when to fire.  … Read more

1869

<< Previous  Next>> One of the earliest known photographs, of wild buffalo on the plains “Buffalo Hunt”. The Brooklyn Eagle Jan 5 1869 Robe “Very well,” said he. “Mike,” calling a hall – boy, ” run round to Snagg’s Stables, and toll him I’ll want my sleigh here at three o’clock; and say, toll him I want my best buffalo.” No sooner had he pronounced those words than the bison of the prairies sprung up before me, as I had read of him in a hundred books, with his huge tangled mane, his small bloodshot eye, his gigantic hoof, his … Read more

1861-1866

<< Previous  Next>> The Times Picayune-New Orleans-Aug 20 1861 (Buffalo Tongues Ad) Groceries, Provisions and Liquors. Byr. R. Sykes Auctioneer, – will be sold at auction on Tuesday, the 20th inst., at 10 o’clock, at his auction store, 50 magazine St.    Gettysburg Compiler-Feb 10 1862 (Buffalo Shoes) Attention!  Recruits Wanted! 5,000 able bodied men and boys wanted to report themselves immediately at the rendezvous Chambersburg St., Gettysburg,  and receive, at a mere nominal price,  full uniforms and the necessary equipment for a winter campaign. I have taken special care to provide for the comfort of my men by visiting … Read more