American Bison

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Timeline
Y/M/D Person Association Description Place Locale Event
1500/00/00 About 60 million American bison roam across North America, from the Beaufot Sea in the Arctic to the Gulf of Mexico. North America
1830/00/00 An estimated 40 million Bison live on North America plains. Slaughter of the great herds is only escalating.
1844/00/00 Hudson's Bay Company History The Hudson Bay Company trades 75,000 bison robes at Canadian posts.
1864/00/00 The Idaho State Legislature passes the first law to protect the American bison, although none remain in the state. Railroads built across the Great Plains splits the bison into two main herds.
1870/00/00 About 2 million bison are killed on the southern plains. Germany had developed a process to tan bison hides into fine leather. Bones, often collected by homesteaders, are used to refine sugar and making fertilizer and fine bone china. Great Plains
1872/00/00 Over a two year period, an average of 5,000 American bison are slaughtered daily as Bison hunting becomes a popular sport with the wealthy. One railroad ships over a million pounds of bones. Hides sell for $1.25, tongues for 25 cents each.
1873/00/00 Columbus Delano US Secretary of the Interior I would not seriously regret the total disappearance of the buffalo from our western prairies, in the effect upon the Indians. I would regard it rather as a means of hastening their sense of dependence upon the products of the soil and their own labors.
1880/00/00 Between 1868 and 1881, the bones of about 31 million bison are traded in Kansas, generating about 2.5 million dollars. Kansas United States of America
1884/00/00 The US Army begins protecting a herd of 25 American Bison in Yellowstone from poachers. With about 325 wild bison alive in the United States, Yellowstone is the only place in the country where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. Yellowstone National Park, MT, WY Wyoming
1884/00/00 The US Army begins protecting a herd of 25 American Bison in Yellowstone from poachers. With about 325 wild bison alive in the United States, Yellowstone is the only place in the country where bison have lived continuously since prehistoric times. Yellowstone National Park, MT, WY Montana
1886/11/06 William T Hornaday Zoologist Leader by William T Hornaday, the Smithsonian expedition to collect buffalo specimens "camps on the Big Porcupine" on a bend in McGinnis Creek from November 5 or 6 to 13 December 1886. Hornaday Camp Sand Springs
1889/00/00 William T Hornaday Zoologist Commercial shipments of Bison hides cease in United States. William Hornaday estimates the total bison population to be 1000 animals: 85 free ranging, 200 in Yellowstone, 550 at Great Slave Lake, Canada, and 256 in zoos and private herds.
1907/00/00 American Bison Society Vocation The American Bison Society sends 12 bison from the Bronx Zoo to the Wichita National Forest Preserve. It is the first donation of bison to a government herd.

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Animal Genus Bison
Product Kind Food
Food Type Meat
Food Category Victual




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