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  • American Bison Extinction

    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

    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

    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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  • Persuasive Speech On Deer Hunting

    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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  • Sioux Tribe Essay

    “The Presence of Early Native Studies: A Response to Stephanie Fitzgerald and Hilary E. Wyss.” Early American Literature, Vol. 45, no. 2, June 2010, pp. 251-260, p. 10. Academic Search Elite. Dvek, Al. “Culture, Language, and Integration.” Journal of Psychology & Theology, Vol. 40, no. 4, 2012, pp. 116-121. Academic Search Elite. Melmer, David. “Language, Culture Key to Education, Indian Educators’ Group Says.” Indian Country Today, 11/06/2000, Rapid City, SD. Newspaper Source Plus.…

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  • Plains Bison Essay

    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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  • Football Fans Research Paper

    Fanatics The world consists of many different types of fans. Baseball, hockey, basketball, volleyball, softball, wrestling, cross country, track, tennis, racing, and many more. However, football fans happen to be the most entertaining to watch and interesting to know. Football is a roller coaster of a sport and it brings its fans along for the ride. The best fans are the die-hard fans, the jaded fans, and the band-wagon fans. Die-hard fans make football games entertaining because of their…

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  • American Indian Traditions

    The United States of America has a long American Indian history. These people were the first people to inhabit the new world or the Western Hemisphere of the Earth. South Dakota is the current home of the Sioux Nation tribe. South Dakota has ten reservations located in our state, one that covers part of Nebraska (Johnston, n.d., para. 4). South Dakota is one of the many states where American Indian traditions are still celebrated. Through all the struggles and the triumphant Sioux pride has…

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  • Hypocrisy In Angela M. Balcita's The Americano Dream

    Balcita goes over similar issues, though on a less broad scale. Using her father’s experiences of immigrating from the Philippines to the United States, Balcita creates an engaging and relatable picture of the subtle moments of integration, while also illustrating how the great American hypocrisy affects this transition. A great example of this comes from two paragraphs discussing her father’s first job at a blood bank. The job is temporary, as he’s trying to get official certification to be a…

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  • Analysis Of Consider The Lobster By David Wallace

    feels of an animal that later becomes our food. The idea of putting yourself in the bodies of an animal that us humans later consume, is both a disturbing and difficult task. Wallace, an American novelist and professor, was assigned to cover the “Maine Lobster Festival” held in late July in the state’s mid-coast region, or western side of Penobscot Bay. The Maine lobster festival of for short “MLF” draws huge crowds from all over, around 80,000 people attend every year. Wallace who was an…

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