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Monarch’s Sad Fate

The sad end of a retired member of Buffalo Bill Cody’s Wild West was announced by the Omaha Daily Bee on December 5, 1906. However, the article, headlined “Death Warrant for Monarch,” referred not to a human, but to an … Continue reading

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Buffalo Hunt at Niagara Falls

James Butler “Wild Bill” Hickok, billed as “the most celebrated Scout and Hunter of the Plains,” began his brief career in show business in 1872 at Niagara Falls with a few captured buffalo and a staged hunt. The hunt was … Continue reading

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Save the Buffalo

The extermination of the buffalo on the Plains occurred largely between 1870 and 1885, when an estimated ten million bison were killed by white Americans. Killing for hides was fashionable at the time, in order to supply tastes in the … Continue reading

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