The Extermination of the American Bison

William T. HORNADAY (1854 - 1937)

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)

Genre(s): Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Prefatory Note Availle
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Play 01 Part I Chapter 1: Discovery of the Species Availle
00:12:48
Play 02 Part I Chapter 2: Geographic Distribution Eric Szyjka
00:30:55
Play 03 Part I Chapter 3: Abundance Eric Szyjka
00:19:50
Play 04 Part I Chapter 4: Character of the Species Maria Kasper
00:26:18
Play 05 Part I Chapter 4: Character of the Species, continued Maria Kasper
00:23:34
Play 06 Part I Chapter 4: Character of the Species, continued Maria Kasper
00:28:10
Play 07 Part I Chapter 5: The Habits of the Buffalo J. M. Smallheer
00:16:36
Play 08 Part I Chapter 5: The Habits of the Buffalo, continued J. M. Smallheer
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Play 09 Part I Chapter 6: The Food of the Bison Carol
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Play 10 Part I Chapter 7: The Mental Capacity and Disposition Maria Kasper
00:18:12
Play 11 Part I Chapter 8: The Value of the Buffalo to Man Greg Fuhs
00:26:57
Play 12 Part I Chapter 8: The Value of the Buffalo to Man Greg Fuhs
00:33:50
Play 13 Part I Chapter 9: The Present Value of the Bison to Cattle-Growers Jairus Amar
00:26:37
Play 14 Part I Chapter 9: The Present Value of the Bison to Cattle-Growers Jairus Amar
00:29:16
Play 15 Part II Chapter 1: Causes of the Extermination Matthew Hinman
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Play 16 Part II Chapter 2: Methods of Slaughter Maria Kasper
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Play 17 Part II Chapter 2: Methods of Slaughter, continued Maria Kasper
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Play 18 Part II Chapter 2: Methods of Slaughter, continued Maria Kasper
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Play 19 Part II Chapter 3: Progress of the Extermination Bill Boerst
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Play 20 Part II Chapter 3: Progress of the Extermination, continued Bill Boerst
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Play 21 Part II Chapter 3: The Progress of the Extermination, continued Bill Boerst
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Play 22 Part II Chapter 3: The Progress of the Extermination, continued Bill Boerst
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Play 23 Part II Chapter 3: The Progress of the Extermination, continued Bill Boerst
00:36:11
Play 24 Part II Chapter 4: Congressional Legislation for the Protection of the Bison Maria Kasper
00:27:09
Play 25 Part II Chapter 5: Completeness of the Extermination Maria Kasper
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Play 26 Part II Chapter 6: Effects of Extermination Availle
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Play 27 Part II Chapter 7: Preservation of the Species from Absolute Extinction Availle
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Play 28 Part III Chapter 1: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Exploration JenMitchell
00:16:38
Play 29 Part III Chapter 2: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Hunt Mike Pelton
00:22:12
Play 30 Part III Chapter 3: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Hunt, continued Mike Pelton
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Play 31 Part III Chapter 4: The Smithsonian Expedition for Museum Specimens, The Mounted Group in the National Museum Matthew Hinman
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