1932

<< 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

Bison Meat

USDA Bison Market Reports Bison Meat Recipes Buffalo Tongue Market   The Campsite and Processing Area Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump The flat area immediately below the kill site was where the hunters camped while they finished butchering the buffalo. A few tipi rings, the stones used to anchor tipis against the wind, can still be seen on the prairie level. It was here that meat was sliced into thin strips and hung on racks to dry in the sun. Large leg bones were smashed to remove the nutritious marrow, and the numerous boiling pits excavated by archaeologists in this … Read more

1871

<< Previous  Next>> Royalty Visits Grand Duke Alexis, Buffalo hunt, sent by his father to better relations with the U.S.A. (Custer Museum)   The Emporia Weekly News Emporia, Kansas Jan 6 1871 PLYMOUTH. A Fearful Buffalo Hunt. The party that left here some three weeks ago for a buffalo hunt, consisting of William Eikenberry, George Lambdin, and four others, returned last (Tuesday) evening, having had a very rough time of it. When they were fairly in the buffalo range, and among innumerable numbers of them, and were predicting a fair day on the morrow, and were prepared for a grand … Read more

Texas Bison History

Buffalo Jumps -Texas  Charles Goodnight Bison Herd Pages: 1 2 3 A metal arrow point from a long-ago bison hunt still stuck in a centuries-old bison vertebrae found in the Texas panhandle. http://www.mystatesman.com/news/news/local/bison-skeleton-in-burnet-county-up-to-700-years-ol/npG9K/#modal-8356379   Bison – Buffalo Timeline for Texas   Early: 25-30 million bison on the Plains. 1500’s An estimated 30 to 60 million bison living in North America.1535 – At last the end of 35 days, Coronado determined to send his army home and take a special squad of 20 horsemen  and  go  on  to the wonderful  country  of  which  the  Turk  had  spoken  and  called  Quvsira,  and  which  the  local  … Read more

1885

<< Previous  Next>> / Waukesha Daily Freeman Waukesha Wisconsin Apr 2 1885 GRADUAL EXTINCTION OF THE BUFFALO GATHERING THE BONES OF THE COUNTLESS DEAD FOR COMMERCIAL PURPOSES The harvest of furs in the Northwest is about it ended, for the buffaloes are on the eve of final extinction. Hunters who are engaged in the business of hunting the buffalo for his hide are returning daily from the ranges on the north and south sides of the Yellowstone river, and report not a bison to be found in a country where they formerly roamed in myriads. Men who have hunted hitherto … Read more

1878

<< Previous  Next>> 1878-Flooded With Buffalo Hides    The New Bloomfield Times Pa. Cheap Robe Jan 1 1878   Brenham Weekly Banner January 4th 1878 The Bison 1878 We learn from the San Saba News some interesting particulars regarding the wholesale slaughter of the bison (buffalo) on the plains. It is estimated that at least two thousand persons are now encamped on Texas soil for the sole purpose of slaughtering the bison. These men have reduced the hunt to a system, and are as thoroughly organized as a well drilled army. The plan is to surround the whole buffalo range, … Read more