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Comanche in Comanche County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Bison (American Buffalo)

 
 
The Bison (American Buffalo) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 28, 2018
1. The Bison (American Buffalo) Marker
Inscription.  The buffalo were essential to the plains Indians. Native Americans used the bison for food and clothing, shelter, tools and ceremonial implements - nearly everything to survive physically and spiritually. Before their near extermination, an estimated 30 to 60 million bison ranged from Canada to Northern Mexico. By 1890, less than 1000 remained. The bison has always held great meaning for Native Americans - buffalo represent their spirit and remind them of how their lives were once lived, free and in harmony with nature. The buffalo were North America's largest land animals, weighing up to 2000 pounds and capable of running 40 miles per hour. Fully grown they were 6 feet tall and 10 to 12 feet long, could jump up to 6 feet vertically and quickly pivot to combat predators. Their average life span was 12 to 20 years. Many millions were killed, in the late 1800s, by white hunters for sport or just for their tongues and to deprive Native Americans of their most important natural asset.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AnimalsNative Americans.
 
Location. 31° 
The Bison (American Buffalo) Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kayla Harper, October 28, 2018
2. The Bison (American Buffalo) Marker
53.851′ N, 98° 36.238′ W. Marker is in Comanche, Texas, in Comanche County. Marker is at the intersection of North Austin Street and West Central Avenue, on the left when traveling north on North Austin Street. Corner of the parking lot at the Comanche Courthouse. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 101 W Central Ave, Comanche, TX 76442, Comanche TX 76442, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Comanche (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Veterans (within shouting distance of this marker); Veterans Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Water on South Side of Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Raid in Comanche (within shouting distance of this marker); Fleming Oak (within shouting distance of this marker); General Ashbel Smith, C.S.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Thomas Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Comanche.
 
The Bison (American Buffalo) and The Comanche Markers image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 4, 2020
3. The Bison (American Buffalo) and The Comanche Markers
The Bison (American Buffalo) artwork image. Click for full size.
By James Hulse, September 4, 2020
4. The Bison (American Buffalo) artwork
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2018, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas. This page has been viewed 91 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 5, 2018, by Kayla Harper of Dallas, Texas.   3, 4. submitted on October 16, 2020, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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