The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, by Andrew C. Isenberg

By Andrew C. Isenberg

The Destruction of the Bison, first released in 2000, explains the decline of the North American bison inhabitants from an envisioned 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. during this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary learn, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological come across among local american citizens and Euroamericans within the nice Plains was once the vital reason behind the near-extinction of the bison. Cultural and ecological interactions created new sorts of bison hunters on either side of the come across: fastened Indian nomads and Euroamerican commercial hidemen. including environmental pressures those hunters approximately extinguished the bison. within the early 20th century, nostalgia in regards to the very cultural strife which first threatened the bison grew to become, sarcastically, a major impetus to its preservation.

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