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The Buffalo Are Back

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Code: 1049
Price: $16.95
Shipping Weight: 0.94 pounds
by Jean Craighead George

This handsome book discusses the history of the buffalo on the American plains. Succinctly and gracefully written, it envisions the centuries when Indians carefully managed the land, using the buffalo for food, shelter, and clothing. In the 1800s, government policies brought about the destruction of the tall–grass prairie, the shooting of the American buffalo, and the end of the Plains Indians‘ traditional way of life. In the early twentieth century, Teddy Roosevelt facilitated efforts to protect the few remaining buffalo. After the 1930s Dust Bowl, farming methods were changed and, eventually, some prairie lands were replanted with native grasses, enabling the return of many buffalo to prairie preserves. The book concludes with a list of places to visit in person or online. Illustrated with beautiful landscape paintings and striking close-ups of people and animals, this book offers a very effective presentation of the buffalo's story.


32 pages, 11 x 9 inches, hardcover