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The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750 1920

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This first book-length study of the bison by an environmental historian explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated ... Show synopsis

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  • The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750 1920 (Cambridge University Press) – Hardcover (2000)
    by Andrew C Isenberg, Donald Worster (Editor), Alfred W Crosby (Editor)

    The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750 1920

    Hardcover, Cambridge University Press
    2000
    English
    218 pages

    ISBN: 0521771722
    ISBN-13: 9780521771726

    The Destruction of the Bison, first published in 2000, explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than a thousand a century later. In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near-extinction of the bison. Cultural and ecological interactions created new types of bison hunters on both sides of the ... Show more

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