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Heads, Hides and Horns: The Compleat Buffalo Book


Although this book begins with explanations of the buffalo's origins and how it fits into the ecology of the plains, the focus of the book is principally on the relationship that existed between humans and the buffalo and how that relationship changed over the centuries as people shifted from hunting for survival to exterminating a perceived nuisance. Barsness chronicles this relationship in minute, fascinating detail, describing thoroughly the methods for hunting the buffalo, the myriad uses to which its parts were put, the roles the animal played in Indian myth and ritual, and the efforts made to preserve the animal from extinction. A thoroughly researched, amply illustrated, and well-written treatment. Frank Schroth, Technology Training Assocs., Cambridge, Mass.
Copyright 1986 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Resource Specification
Category: Buffalo: Book
Title: Buffalo Wagons
URL: http://www.livestock-directory.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0812551206/ref=ase_livestockdire-20/103-1063776-1380635?v=glance&s=books
Released Date: November 15, 1997
Cost: $5.99
List Price: $5.99
Pages: 224 pages
Edition: Paperback, Reprint 1st Edition
ISBN: 0812551206
Publisher: Forge
Author: Elmer Kelton
Keywords: Buffalo, Bison
Summary: For Gage Jameson, the summer of 1873 has been a poor hunt. A year ago he felled sixty-two buffalo in one stand, but now the great Arkansas River herd is gone, like the Republican herd before it.
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For Gage Jameson, the summer of 1873 has been a poor hunt. A year ago he felled sixty-two buffalo in one stand, but now the great Arkansas River herd is gone, like the Republican herd before it.

In Dodge City, old hide hunters speak is awe of a last great heard to the south--but no hunter who values his scalp dares ride south of the Cimarron and into Comanche territory. None but Gage Jameson....