Parent And Child - American Bison
Digital Art - Digital Painting/photographic Art
Digital impressionist hand-painting of two of the small herd of American bison restored to the Montana plains from pure stock from the Wind Cave National Park, SD herd.
"What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset." Crowfoot, Blackfoot warrior
The American bison, commonly referred to as buffalo, is a North American species of bison that once literally covered the plains and grasslands of the continent. Massive herds were hunted to near extinction by both commercial hunting and slaughter during the 19th century and also by the spread of certain bovine diseases from domestic cattle. Buffalo is an inaccurate name for this massive animal which bears little resemblance to true buffalo - the Asian water buffalo and the African buffalo.
"North American bison were reduced to a few hundred by the mid-1880s. They were hunted for their skins, with the rest of the animal left behind to decay on the ground. After the animals rotted, their bones were collected and shipped back east in large quantities. The US Army sanctioned and actively endorsed the wholesale slaughter of bison herds. The US federal government promoted bison hunting for various reasons, to allow ranchers to range their cattle without competition from other bovines, and to weaken the North American Indian population by removing their main food source and to pressure them onto the reservations. Without the bison, native people of the plains were forced either to leave the land or starve to death." (Wikipedia)
There has been resurgence in the numbers of bison in the United States thanks to preserves in a few northwestern national and state parks. The Antelope Island bison herd, an isolated bison herd on Utah's Antelope Island has also been used to improve the genetic diversity of American bison. The current American bison population has been growing rapidly, and is estimated at 350,000 - relatively few compared to an estimated 60 to 100 million in the mid-19th century. Most current herds however, are genetically polluted or partly crossbred with cattle. Today there are only four genetically unmixed, free roaming, public bison herds and only one that is also free of brucellosis: it roams Wind Cave National Park. A founder population of 16 animals from the Wind Cave bison herd was re-established in Montana in 2005 by the American Prairie Foundation. The herd now numbers near 100 and roams a 14,000-acre grassland expanse on American Prairie Reserve.
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July 31st, 2014
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