1931

<< Previous Next >> The Boston Globe Boston Massachusetts Mar 20, 1931 INDIANS SUE U. S. FOR $68,707,000 Claim Based on Almost Forgotten Treaties Made in Time of Rush for Gold  WASHINGTON (N. A. N. A.) The Blackfeet are on the warpath again. This time the battleground is the United States Court of Claims, where the tribe is suing the Government for $68.707.00O on claims arising from long forgotten Indian, wars and covered wagon caravans over plains black with bison. It is one of 4he largest claims ever brought against the United States and it goes back, according to Joseph W. … Read more

Catalina Island Bison

Oh, the mystery since 1924!! Mysterious Catalina Island Bison herd was formed from Yellowstone National Park Bison in 1924 Until I have proof that says otherwise, I think the original bison came from Yellowstone Park, after the filming of ‘The Thundering Herd.” If DNA testing is correct today, (meaning advancements are being made) it should tell us whether or not the cattle genes in the present herd came from Texas or not. The Sherwin Ranch of Colorado who sent bison there in 1934, previously tried crossing them with cattle.  A few years ago I searched into the now Catalina Island Conservancy … Read more

1904

<< Previous  Next>>  C.A. Kendrick Buffalo At Water / The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750–1920 By Andrew C. Isenberg (extract) Although some ranchers continued to experiment with crossbreeding bison and cattle well into the 20th century, most found that the way to profit from the bison was to sell them – or more accurately, the right to hunt them – to wealthy sport hunters. In 1902, a rancher in Montana allowed to sport hunters to kill six of his bison bulls – for a price. Later, one of those hunters, Howard Eaton, acquired a number of bison … Read more

Yellowstone

Wild Buffalo Wild Bison The first public park, Yellowstone, was established by an act of March 1, 1872 (17 Stat. 32). Yellowstone National Park was established in 1872, before the surrounding area became the states of Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming. Boundary changes, made twice, added small areas to the original rectangle and altered the east boundary in 1929 to conform for most of its length to the drainage divide formed by the Absaroka Mountains. Most of the land adjacent to the boundary is administered by the U.S. Forest Service. Nathaniel Pitt Langford : First superintendent of the Yellowstone Park.  Langford was … Read more