Extermination of the American Bison cover

Extermination of the American Bison

William T. Hornaday (1854-1937)

1. Prefatory Note
2. Part I Chapter 1: Discovery of the Species
3. Part I Chapter 2: Geographic Distribution
4. Part I Chapter 3: Abundance
5. Part I Chapter 4: Character of the Species
6. Part I Chapter 4: Character of the Species, continued
7. Part I Chapter 4: Character of the Species, continued
8. Part I Chapter 5: The Habits of the Buffalo
9. Part I Chapter 5: The Habits of the Buffalo, continued
10. Part I Chapter 6: The Food of the Bison
11. Part I Chapter 7: The Mental Capacity and Disposition
12. Part I Chapter 8: The Value of the Buffalo to Man
13. Part I Chapter 8: The Value of the Buffalo to Man
14. Part I Chapter 9: The Present Value of the Bison to Cattle-Growers
15. Part I Chapter 9: The Present Value of the Bison to Cattle-Growers
16. Part II Chapter 1: Causes of the Extermination
17. Part II Chapter 2: Methods of Slaughter
18. Part II Chapter 2: Methods of Slaughter, continued
19. Part II Chapter 2: Methods of Slaughter, continued
20. Part II Chapter 3: Progress of the Extermination
21. Part II Chapter 3: Progress of the Extermination, continued
22. Part II Chapter 3: The Progress of the Extermination, continued
23. Part II Chapter 3: The Progress of the Extermination, continued
24. Part II Chapter 3: The Progress of the Extermination, continued
25. Part II Chapter 4: Congressional Legislation for the Protection of the Bison
26. Part II Chapter 5: Completeness of the Extermination
27. Part II Chapter 6: Effects of Extermination
28. Part II Chapter 7: Preservation of the Species from Absolute Extinction
29. Part III Chapter 1: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Exploration
30. Part III Chapter 2: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Hunt
31. Part III Chapter 3: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Hunt, continued
32. Part III Chapter 4: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Mounted Group in the National Museum

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Summary

The American bison (Bison bison), also commonly known as the American buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once roamed the grasslands of North America in massive herds, became nearly extinct by a combination of commercial hunting and slaughter in the 19th century and introduction of bovine diseases from domestic cattle. William T. Hornaday’s advocacy is credited with preserving the American bison from extinction. This book, originally published in 1887, gives Mr. Hornaday's evidence of the Bison's impending extinction. (Adapted from Wikipedia by Ann Boulais)