Buffalo Jones: The Man Who Saved America's Bison

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In this true story, Charles Jesse "Buffalo" Jones undertakes a treacherous 1800s Texas trail ride, risking his life to rescue baby buffalo and save America's bison from extinction. The animals he saved are the ancestors of many of the more than 25,000 buffalo living today. When Columbus discovered the New World in 1492, it is estimated that more than sixty million buffalo (technically called American bison) ranged from southern Canada through central Texas. During the 1870s, noisy black steam engines plowed through huge herds of buffalo and many travelers shot the slow moving creatures for entertainment, leaving hundreds of buffalo carcasses rotting alongside the railroad tracks. Others shot buffalo for profit. Between 1871 and 1873, hunters killed as many as 1,250,000 buffalo each year and sold their hides to leather companies on the East Coast. By 1889, fewer than 600 buffalo remained in the wild. When Charles Jesse "Buffalo" Jones, himself a renowned buffalo hunter, realized that the great herds were rapidly disappearing, he took action. With gumption and good humor, Jones rescued baby buffalo and took them to his ranch in Kansas. By the end of the nineteenth century, Jones owned the largest buffalo herd in North America. Because of his efforts to prevent the extinction of the buffalo, Jones became known as the Preserver of the American Bison. BUFFALO JONES, is a fun, fast-paced, well-researched story packed with authentic details, numerous black and white illustrations, a glossary and bibliography. (Ages 10-14)

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Carol A. Winn is an award-winning author with numerous published articles to her credit. She holds degrees from Eastern New Mexico University and West Texas State University and is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Panhandle Professional Writers.

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BUFFALO JONES is a carefully researched, historically accurate story which children will enjoy. It also carries a deeper message about human wastefulness and destruction and the possibility of living in closer harmony with our natural world. -- David T. Horsley, Author, INTO THE WIND

Buffalo Jones was as tough as any man who ever rode on the frontier. When it came to saving the buffalo, he let nothing stop him, not even hungry wolves. This book is a fast-paced adventure story about a true hero of the American West. Readers will be unable to put the book down, and they will return again and again to read about Buffalo Jones. -- Jerry Craven, Ph.D. Professor of Literature, West Texas A&M University

Buffalo Jones, an important and unique historical figure, is largely unknown even in the American West. Carol A. Winn has done a remarkable job, not only o fpreserving the memory of Buffalo Jones, but of capturing his personality and the spirit that animates the west. This is a book that adults will want to read and discuss with their children. -- Robert L Flynn, Author, NORTH TO YESTERDAY and LIVING WITH THE HYENAS, Wrangler Award winners, National Cowboy Hall of Fame

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