The Time of the Buffalo

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U of Nebraska Press, 1979 - Nature - 339 pages
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"A superb study of the Bison in folklore and fact that is also an account of western expansion and a history of the Plains Indians."-Saturday Review
  

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Contents

The Buffalo Culture
3
In NumbersNumberless
13
Grassland and Buffalo
18
Ancestors and Relatives
27
Early Chronicles
39
Preparation for the Kill
50
Indian Hunting Techniques
60
Indians as Consumers
83
Group Travels
169
The Calving Season
179
The Rutting Season
191
Play and Aggression
206
The Grassland Community
218
Natural Catastrophes
236
Westward the Hunters
247
On the Way to Extinction
271

A Place in Symbolism and Ceremony
110
The White Buffalo
123
The Storytellers
130
Days Among the Herds
141
The Nature of the Beast
148
Status in Buffalo Society
160
Return to the Plains
291
APPENDIXES
315
BIBLIOGRAPHY
321
INDEX follows page 339
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A zoologist and photographer, Tom McHugh has prepared more than a hundred television documentaries. His articles on wildlife and photographs have appeared in "Natural History," "Audubon," "Sports Afield," "National Geographic," "Time," "Life," and the "Encyclopaedia Britannica."

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