by Paul Seftel
Framed Art Print
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The near extinction of the American Buffalo or Bison came about by the wholesale slaughter that went on when American colonists set out to exterminate the buffalo in order to deprive the hostile Indians of their primary source of food. Beginning in the 1870s, this became known as the Great Buffalo Massacre. By 1900, a population of 75 million had been reduced to a few dozen, the prairies littered with bones of slaughtered buffalo. Realizing the inhumanity of the holocaust committed in the name of progress. In 1902, $50,000 were set aside for the protection of the country's last herd in Yellowstone National Park.
Clair Aubrey Huston chose a 1901 drawing of a bison by Charles R. Knight as the basis for the vignette. Knight reported that he completed his drawing by observing a bison at the Zoological Park in Washington, District of Columbia.