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Photographer: Karl Stelly
Taken: June 1, 2014
Caption: American Bison (Bison bison), commonly known as the Buffalo (Courtesy Mudpuppy & Waterdog, Inc.)
Additional Description: The first settlers relied heavily on the buffalo. They ate the meat, tanned the hides, and made cloth from the wool. But much of each animal was unused and wasteful killing was common. William Clinkenbeard, who was in Kentucky in 1778-1779, wrote: "Four of us went out and got 24, killed them and got the wool off...They did destroy and waste them at a mighty rate. If one wasn't young and fat, it was left and they went on to kill another."
Submitted: June 24, 2014, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Database Locator Identification Number: p276959
File Size: 0.800 Megabytes
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