Europeans, on their arrival in the West, saw the buffalo as dull, sulky, and of no benefit except to the Indians. Early governments believed the huge, free-ranging herds were an impediment to enforcement of newly signed treaties. Enterprising pioneers recognized buffalo hunts as first-class sporting events, sure to appeal to wealthy and upper-class Britishers and others overseas. It was only when a remnant of this part of North America's natural history remained that the significance of the destruction became clear. In ...

Buffalo: Sacred and Sacrificed 2003, Red Deer Press

ISBN-13: 9780969935506

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