Saving the Buffalo

Saving the Buffalo

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Baker & Taylor
Examines the most significant factors that resulted in the near extinction of the buffalo, from the introduction of the horse by the Plains Indians to train travel, and the steps taken to ensure the buffalo's survival since that time.

Scholastic
The American Bison, or buffalo, was once considered the symbol of the United States. This compelling story tells how it reached the brink of extinction, and how it was saved.

Saving the Buffalo explores the astonishing fate of these huge animals. There is no simple answer to their near extinction. The interplay of natural forces and people, both Native Americans and settlers, played a critical role in the story of this American symbol.

Many thousands of buffalo roamed the Great Plains for centuries. The first Native Americans had more than 100 uses for the buffalo, but only killed as many as they needed.



Saving the Buffalo explores the astonishing fate of these huge animals. There is no simple answer to their near extinction. The interplay of natural forces and people, both Native Americans and settlers, played a critical role in the story of this American symbol.

Many thousands of buffalo roamed the Great Plains for centuries. The first Native Americans had more than 100 uses for the buffalo, but only killed as many as they needed.



Baker
& Taylor

Nearly extinct by 1900, this guide examines the most significant factors that resulted in the death of so many of these magnificent creatures, from the introduction of the horse by the Plains Indians to train travel, and the steps taken to ensure the buffalo's survival since that time.

Publisher: New York : Scholastic Nonfiction, 2006
ISBN: 9780439718547
0439718546
Branch Call Number: J 599.643 MAR
Characteristics: 128 p. :,ill. (some col.) ;,26 cm.

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Once the Lord of the Great Plains, roaming in enormous herds, the buffalo was nearly extinct by 1900. How and why did this happen? And how have they survived?

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