[Vision2020] Global Warming

Debbie Gray dgray@uidaho.edu
Tue, 23 Sep 2003 16:26:56 -0700 (PDT)


You might want to research your frontier MYTHOLOGY a little before you
pass along tired historical distortions. The buffalo were not driven to
extincton solely by white man shooting recklessly at them from trains.
Buffalo jump sites are common throughout the plains and mountain states.
Archaeological evidence strongly supports the idea that not all buffalo
were skinned and eaten or utilized. Other 'technological' innovations that
changed the buffalo population were the introduction of horses, firearms,
increases in fur trade, the use of fires for landscape/animal manipulation
(yes, there were range and forest fires before white man!), increasing
army and pioneers and drought during the mid-1800's that decimated the

Please don't question my tribal service records or demand to see my own
buffalo robe (handed down from my great grandma!) or faxed copies of
archaeological investigations. Instead, you can do a little digging
yourself and see what you find.

Debbie Gray

On Tue, 23 Sep 2003, Donovan Arnold wrote:
> It might shock you to hear this, but most, if not all of the buffalo were eaten and/or
> used. Buffalo were used for everything, not just food. Even the blatter was used.
> It was in fact white immigrants that came to the United States that wiped out the buffalo
> for no reason other than to keep them off the railroad tracks.
> Indians would not wipe out their only source of food, clothes, tools, and everything
> else.
> White immigrants use to shoot buffalo out the windows of trains for the fun and leave the
> carcass there to rot.

  Debbie Gray      dgray@uidaho.edu      http://www.uidaho.edu/~dgray/
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