Our Big Game; A Book For Sportsmen And Nature Lovers

Paperback | July 9, 2012

byDwight Williams Huntington

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...by innumerable herds." No language, he said, could convey an idea of the vast living mass thus presented to his eye. At another time he speaks of plains "absolutely swarming with buffalo," and says, "it was a beautiful sight to see the runners, as they are called, advancing in column at a slow trot until within two hundred and fifty yards of the herd, then dashing on at full speed, until lost in the immense multitude of buffaloes scouring the plains in every direction." The runners succeeded in driving numbers of the buffalo to an appointed camping-ground, " where they were killed hard by the camp, and the flesh transported thither without difficulty." In 1869, when the first trans-continental railway was opened for business, the range of the bison was cut in two. The number of the animals was much reduced for a long distance on either side of the track. Soon there was a wide avenue between two vast herds (one to the north and one to the south), where few animals were to be seen, and near the railway they were exterminated. The southern herd, which extended from Kansas and Texas west to the Rocky Mountains, was not long afterward invaded by the Kansas Pacific and the Atchison Pacific Railways, and in a few years the bison ceased to exist in the South. The northern herd held out somewhat longer in the Dakotas and Montana and until the Northern Pacific Railway was built, when the same results followed as in the South. In 1880 the northern road was finished and open for business as far west as Bismarck, Dak., and the bison were still abundant from the Missouri River to the Rocky Mountains. The following year the railway reached the valley of the Yellowstone and the last great slaughter began. In 1883 only a few straggling bands were left, and soon...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...by innumerable herds." No language, he said, could convey an idea of the vast living mass thus presented to his eye. At...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217243592

ISBN - 13:9780217243599

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