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The Destruction of the Bison explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near extinction of the bison. Drought and the incursion of domestic livestock and exotic species such as horses into the Great Plains all threatened the Western ecosystem, which was further destabilized as interactions between Native Americans and Euroamericans created new types of hunters in both cultures: mounted Indian nomads and white commercial hide hunters. In the early twentieth century, nostalgia about the very cultural strife that first threatened the bison became, ironically, an important impetus to its preservation.

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In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near-extinction of the bison.

Synopsis:

This study examines the cultural and ecological causes of the near-extinction of the bison.

Table of Contents

1. The grassland environment; 2. The genesis of the Nomads; 3. The Nomadic experiment; 4. The ascendancy of the market; 5. The wild and the tamed; 6. The return of the bison.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521003483
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Editor:
Worster, Donald
Editor:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Crosby, Alfred W.
Author:
Andrew C., Isenberg
Author:
Isenberg, Andrew C.
Author:
Worster, Donald
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
General
Subject:
Wildlife
Subject:
Nature
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
American bison
Subject:
American bison hunting -- History.
Subject:
American bison hunting.
Subject:
Nature -- Effect of human beings on -- North America.
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series:
Studies in environment and history
Series Volume:
107-56
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
7 half-tones 1 table 2 maps
Pages:
218
Dimensions:
8.98x5.98x.61 in. .70 lbs.

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