The Destruction of the Bison

The Destruction of the Bison

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This study examines the cultural and ecological causes of the near-extinction of the bison.36 Overgrazing, especially in combination with drought, could eventually degrade a range, but shortgrasses endure heavy ... shortgrasses gradually replace tall grasses.38 The bison was so well adapted to the shortgrass plains that until the ... At the juncture of the Platte and Missouri rivers in the central plains, a member of Stephen H. Longa#39;s expedition ... see Elliott West, The Way to the West: Essays on the Central Plains (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 1995), 34-35.

Title:The Destruction of the Bison
Author:Andrew C. Isenberg
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2000


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