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    American Bison Extinction

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    In our American history, we have hunted the American bison almost to extinction. In almost a century, the bison population went from roughly 60 million in 1800 to 14 million in 1870 (Lott 2003). Some people call this time, the "Great Slaughter." The military had issued orders to kill the bison. The thought of the government was that if you killed the bison, you killed the Native Americans. The hides were also great for crossing the freezing Plains of the United States, when going West was the thing to do (Folwer 2003). There were no rules for killing the bison. In fact, it was encouraged. The hides would sell for large amounts of money. Between 1872 and 1874, the major railroad companies shipped more than 1,378,000 hides and 6,751,000…

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    Bs Bison Essay

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    Bos bison, or the American bison, is the largest land mammal native to North America. It is placed in the same genus, Bos, as the domestic cattle. However, some taxonomists categorize it in the genus Bison, arguing that there is a substantial number of differences to separate it from domestic cattle. The American bison can be separated into two subspecies: B. Bison bison and B. Bison athabascae. B. Bison bison, or the plains bison, is more common in western United States. The plains bison also…

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    Whales In The 19th Century

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    Animals certainly have not had it easy when it comes to living alongside humans. Some of our favorite species today were abused and killed for their hides and bones to make work easier, and everyday life more luxurious. To kill another being in order make one’s life simpler seems like a ludicrous act to make, but it was normal in the 19th century. As the need of an animal’s body increased, their number’s became sparse due to the mass killing. People started to realize that without the animals…

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    produce two deer for every one doe very often every year the population will increase dramatically if we quit hunting. The less food the deer will have, and the more likely to be spreading diseases because they will be getting sick often. Even though people say nature will take care of the population by itself, but humans are part of nature, we have been hunting and killing deer for thousands of years. The Native Americans have killed many deer, and they used every part of the deer to eat, sleep…

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    A herd of wild bison has been reintroduced to Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, marking the first time that bison have roamed this part of Canada since they were hunted to near extinction in the 19th century. Parks Canada — the Canadian government agency that manages national parks, conservation areas and historical sites — relocated the 16 bison, which primarily include pregnant females, to the remote Panther Valley in Banff National Park, the Calgary Herald reported. Initially, the…

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    Did you know bison can grow to 5 or 6 feet tall and can weigh up to 2,500 pounds? They are pretty huge animals, and they look even more ginormous when 3 of them are standing right in front of you. We were in Colorado at the time; enjoying the not unbelievably humid air (unlike Louisiana). We were staying at an RV park right next to an ATV trail; which we planned to ride our ATV on. The day after we got there, I was sitting outside around 4 or 5 PM, being bored when I decided to ask if I could…

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    Bison's Life Narrative

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    Did you know bison can grow to 5 or 6 feet tall and can weigh up to 2,500 pounds? They are pretty huge animals, and they look even more ginormous when 5 of them are standing right in front of you. We were in Colorado at the time; enjoying the not unbelievably humid air (unlike Louisiana). We were staying at an RV park right next to an ATV trail; which we planned to ride our ATV on. The day after we got there, I was sitting outside around 4 or 5 PM, being bored, when I decided to ask if I could…

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    been known as an UNESCO Heritage Site located in Alberta, Canada. This bison jump is a known archaeological site, that preserves the early history of Plains First Nations (Brink et al. 1986) Aboriginal people who roamed the Plains understood the importance of resources and regional topography. By understanding how the environment functioned and thrived, Plains people were also able to monitor and develop a better understanding of buffalo mobility and behaviour. (Brink 2008) Aboriginal people…

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    Throughout the movie, it is seen by the Native’s actions that the Natives were scared of the Americans because they were expanding westward. In the movie, the Natives were fearful of the Americans because the Natives knew they were going to have their land taken and dominated by the military. In the year this movie was made, which was 1864, the Natives were in conflict with Americans who were descendents from European countries. This event is called ‘The Long Walk’ after the US military took the…

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    Plains Bison Essay

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    The great American plains bison has had a very interesting past in America and has served a various amount of purposes. The American bison played a crucial role in the native American tribe’s ways of life here in Colorado. The American Bison also made an impact not only on the settlers of Colorado but on the north American prairie. On the verge of extinction, the bison was able to repopulate with help with Americas National Parks. After sometime Colorado cultivated its own herd of genetically…

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