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The buffalo hunters : the story of the hide men, (electronic book)

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The buffalo hunters : the story of the hide men
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The buffalo hunters
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the story of the hide men
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"In 1867, the plains were black with thunderous millions of buffaloes. By 1883 only a few hundred were left. Miss Sandoz has painted a brilliant cyclorama of this great change. She pictures the grandeur of the great herds, the excitement and the consequences of the buffalo hunt. She shows how the far-sweeping slaughter caused the Indian wars and forced the Indians back onto the reservations. Out of the great hunts developed the buffalo hide trade and buffalo boom towns. The newly built railroads were snatched from bankruptcy by buffalo freight. Thousands of post-Civil War unemployed turned buffalo hunters, clearing huge acreages for cattle and settlement. Mari Sandoz's canvas is vast, but it is charged with color and excitement -- accounts of Indian ambushes, hairbreadth escapes, gambling and gunfights, military expeditions, famous frontier characters -- Wild Bill Hickok, Lonesome Charlie Reynolds, Buffalo Bill, Sheridan, Custer, and Indian Chiefs Whistler, Yellow Wolf, Spotted Tail, Sitting Bull. The author of Old Jules, Crazy Horse, and Cheyenne Autumn has succeeded magnificently in blending the panoramic with the colorful into a broad and exciting picture of this stirring decade and a half of American history."--From the dust-jacket front flap
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LC call number
F596
LC item number
.S2
Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
PerformerNote
Michael Punke
Target audience
adult
The buffalo hunters : the story of the hide men, (electronic book)
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The portentous men of 'sixty-seven. --Lord of the plains. --A revenge - and new markets. --Big guns and a roaring blizzard. --The royal hunt. --Dodge City, the daughter of the hide men. --Southward into Indian Country. --Attack on adobe walls. --Toward the brazos. --Two big kills. --Dead men and Comanche yells. --The eden of the animals. --The time of the flights. --Along the winter Yellowstone. --The end of the dream
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