The Buffalo Hunters / Edition 1

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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.

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Editorial Reviews

Quarterly of the National Ass. for Outlaw and Lawman History
This book is a beautiful volume which belongs in every library of one who loves the Old West.
East Texas Historical Association
As popular reading or as a beginning point for serious study of buffalo hunting, The Buffalo Hunters will well serve the reader.
Great Plains Quarterly
This book enhances western Americana literature.
Books of the Southwest
Highly recommended for all Western Americana Collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781880510193
  • Publisher: State House/McWhiney Foundation Press
  • Publication date: 4/4/1995
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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  • Posted March 24, 2010

    Mediocre at best

    This book is far from comprehensive, very limited. The photos and illustrations leave a lot to be desired. Save your money.

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