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By Geoff Cunfer,Bill Waiser

ISBN-10: 1623494745

ISBN-13: 9781623494742

The close to disappearance of the yankee bison within the 19th century is often understood to be the results of over-hunting, capitalist greed, and all yet genocidal army coverage. This interpretation continues to be seductive as a result of its simplicity; there are villains and sufferers during this usual cautionary story of the yankee frontier. yet as this quantity of groundbreaking scholarship exhibits, the tale of the bison’s dying is de facto fairly nuanced.

Bison and folks at the North American nice Plains brings jointly voices from a number of disciplines to supply new insights at the courting among people and animals that approached extinction. The essays right here go beyond the border among the us and Canada to supply a continental context. individuals contain historians, archaeologists, anthropologists, paleontologists, and local American perspectives.

This e-book explores the deep prior and examines the most recent wisdom on bison anatomy and body structure, how bison answered to weather swap (especially drought), and early bison hunters and pre-contact exchange. It additionally specializes in the period of eu touch, specifically the arriving of the pony, and a few of the 1st identified cases of over-hunting. by way of the 19th century bison reached a “tipping aspect” because of new tanning practices, an early test at protecting laws, and ventures to introducing livestock in its place inventory. The publication concludes with a Lakota viewpoint that includes new ethnohistorical research.

Bison and folks at the North American nice Plains is a big contribution to environmental historical past, western heritage, and the turning out to be box of transnational history.

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