85 pages, photos, rear hinge cracked, owner name on first blank page, minor exterior wear. Reprinted from a series of articles appearing in the DuBois Courier-Express 1949. The author¿s 1st edition was printed in 1939 and only contained 40 pages. Apparently the author expanded his 1st ed. in a series of articles in 1949 cumulating in book form in 1950. The 1st edition is rare and this edition scarce. The author was a bone buyer and shipper in Dakota Territory, and tells of his experiences with hunters and Indians and gives accounts of the numbers of buffalo killed during the great extermination. One hunter reportedly killed 150 to 200 without moving, another killed 1,500 in 7 days, and one killed 120 in 40 minutes. Gives an analysis of the trade and the role of the railroads in the enterprise. The author also tells how the Indians were affected by the slaughter of the buffalo and the encroachment of settlers. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Buffalo Bone Days A Story of the Buffalo ...
Publication Date: 1950
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Thus
Book Description DuBois, PA, 1950. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: issued without. First edition thus. 8vo, iii, 85 pages, brown cloth This is a revised and enlarged edition from his 1939 text of the same name. As a youth, McCreight lived among the Dakota Sioux. He became a trader in bison bones (which were sold for fertilizer and which, for a while, were readily available). He was befriended by Buffalo Bill Cody. He became an ardent friend to Native Americans, but particularly to the Sioux nation. He was made an honorary chief of the tribe as Chief Tchanta Tanka (or Cante Tanke ) Later, as a banker in Pennsylvania, he did much to promote the causes of the Native Americans, and helped his friend, Theodore Roosevelt, to create the park system. This work is an account both of his reading about the American buffalo, and his experiences with it. Seller Inventory # 5022