The Buffalo Hunters / Edition 1

The Buffalo Hunters / Edition 1

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by Charles M. Robinson III
     
 

ISBN-10: 1880510197

ISBN-13: 9781880510193

Pub. Date: 04/04/1995

Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press


The near extinction of the North American buffalo, which in 1850 covered the mid-western plains by countless millions but which had been hunted to near-oblivion within thirty-five years, is one of the most exciting yet tragic stories of American history. Charles M. Robinson III dramatically relates this tale with both vivid, brilliantly researched text and with

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The near extinction of the North American buffalo, which in 1850 covered the mid-western plains by countless millions but which had been hunted to near-oblivion within thirty-five years, is one of the most exciting yet tragic stories of American history. Charles M. Robinson III dramatically relates this tale with both vivid, brilliantly researched text and with evocative photographs and illustrations. From the 18th century French fur traders, through the American industrial revolution with its demand for leather, and ending with the final sad hunts of the mid-1880s, Robinson eloquently and graphically describes all aspects of the hunt and the hunters, including the Indians for whom the destruction of their subsistence resulted in their own destruction. Here are the hunters such as Custer, Cody and the Mooars, and the rough and tumble towns that hides built—Adobe Walls, Buffalo Gap, Dodge City, and Fort Griffin.

A wealth of photographs, including rare reproductions of the long-lost glass plates of photographer George Robertson taken during an 1874 hunt, and the photographs of L.A. Huffman in the early 1880s, illustrate this exciting volume of Western Americana.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781880510193
Publisher:
State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
Publication date:
04/04/1995
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
176
Product dimensions:
8.25(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.38(d)
Age Range:
10 - 18 Years

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Buffalo Hunters 1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
TheGoose More than 1 year ago
This book is far from comprehensive, very limited. The photos and illustrations leave a lot to be desired. Save your money.