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Saving the Buffalo

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The American Bison, or buffalo, was once considered the symbol of the United States. This compelling story tells how it reached the brink of extinction, and how it was saved.

Saving the Buffalo explores the astonishing fate of these huge animals. There is no simple answer to their near extinction. The interplay of natural forces and people, both Native Americans and settler
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Hardcover, 128 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Scholastic Nonfiction
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Heather Edrington
Jun 13, 2012 Heather Edrington rated it it was amazing
This is a story about the killing of the buffalo in the 1800s and how they were saved from extinction by early conservationists. The story begins by telling why they were killed and gives information about who took part and the numbers killed. The early conservationists worked to create laws to protect the species. This would be great for world history as it took place in the 1800s and includes information about Indian tribes and settlers.
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Great supplement for learning American history through ecology and economics. There are two ways to learn about history: reasoning about wars and politics, and reading about everything else. This book falls into the latter category, and you'll find your worldview broadened for it.
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I was really quite moved and saddened by the loss of the majestic animals.
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Albert Marrin is a historian and the author of more than twenty nonfiction books for young people. He has won various awards for his writing, including the 2005 James Madison Book Award and the 2008 National Endowment for Humanities Medal. In 2011, his book Flesh and Blood So Cheap was a National Book Award Finalist. Marrin is the Chairman of the History Department at New York's Yeshiva University ...more
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