Buffalo Nation: History and Legend of the North American Bison

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The most complete exploration of the controversial cultural and natural history of the North American bison is now available in softcover!

The U.S. government and its army killed millions of buffalo as part of an all-out war against Native Americans in the nineteenth century. But the bison has been saved from the brink of extinction, and today stands for a system of wildlife conservation that is the most successful in the world. Discover the ...

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Overview

The most complete exploration of the controversial cultural and natural history of the North American bison is now available in softcover!

The U.S. government and its army killed millions of buffalo as part of an all-out war against Native Americans in the nineteenth century. But the bison has been saved from the brink of extinction, and today stands for a system of wildlife conservation that is the most successful in the world. Discover the astonishing tales of a brutal war and the comeback of the century. Nature Book Society selection.

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Valerius Geist is professor emeritus of environmental science at the University of Calgary, Canada. He is the author of nine books, including Wildlife Conservation Policy, Wild Sheep Country, and Elk Country. He and his wife live in British Columbia, Canada.

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Outdoor Life Magazine
Fascinating and authoritative . . . Geist skillfully interweaves this scientific narrative with Native American buffalo myths and U.S. policies to exterminate the animals.
Wyoming Wildlife
Interesting and worth reading. . . . [Geist's] writing invites readers to question history's events. Excellent photography.
Booknews
An attractive and informative compendium of narrative text, interspersed with Native North American legends and pictographs as well as writing and art from George Catlin, Crazy Horse, Sitting Bull, Mari Sandoz, Charles M. Russell, Albert Bierstadt, "Buffalo Bill" Cody, Gen. George Armstrong Custer, among others. The author is a zoologist with credentials in several scientific areas and a passionate interest in wildlife conservation policy. He tells about the natural and cultural history of the buffalo<-->its destruction in the 19th century, and its comeback in the 20th. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780896583139
  • Publisher: Voyageur Press
  • Publication date: 11/11/1996
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 10.22 (w) x 10.23 (h) x 0.90 (d)

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