The Extermination of the American Bison (1889)

Map illustrating the extermination of the American bison

The Extermination of the American Bison (1889)
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Date: 1889
Author: William T Hornaday
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Source: Library of Congress
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A map of the decline of the American Bison, prepared by prominent 19th-Century Zoologist William Hornaday.

Dr. Hornaday's pioneering work in conservation would only much later be held in the high regard it currently enjoys. In founding the American Bison Society, many credit him with playing a key role in the preservation of the American Bison.

From the looks of the way things were going, they needed all the help they could get.

I guess the American Bison could be said to be stable, now -- well, they're genetically sort of broken and thoroughly diseased, fragile motherfuckers, now, I'm reading, but that's a different thing entirely -- but a map of their current range would depress the hell out of Dr. Hornaday, I'm sure.



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