Buffalo Bone Days A Story of the Buffalo Slaughter on Our Western Plains

By: McCreight, M. I.

Price: $300.00

Quantity: 1 available

Book Condition: Very Good+


85 pages, photos, original brown cloth with gilt lettering. Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the DuBois Courier-Express 1949. The author's 1st edition was printed in 1939 and only contained 40 pages. Apparently, the author expanded his 1st ed. in a series of articles in 1949 cumulating in book form in 1950. The 1st edition is rare as is this edition. The author was a bone buyer and shipper in Dakota Territory, and tells of his experiences with hunters and Indians and gives accounts of the numbers of buffalo killed during the great extermination. One hunter reportedly killed 150 to 200 without moving, another killed 1,500 in 7 days, and one killed 120 in 40 minutes. Gives an analysis of the trade and the role of the railroads in the enterprise. The author also tells how the Indians were affected by the slaughter of the buffalo and the encroachment of settlers.

Title: Buffalo Bone Days A Story of the Buffalo Slaughter on Our Western Plains

Author Name: McCreight, M. I.

Categories: Fur Trade, Native Americans,

Publisher: DuBois, PA, 1950

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Type: Book

Seller ID: 016208

Keywords: Buffalo hunting, railroads, bone trade, Indians, Buffalo Bill, bison