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The Saga of the Buffalo

Cy Martin

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ISBN 10: 088394040X / ISBN 13: 9780883940402
Published by Hart Publishing Company; New York, 1973
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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This 10.75 x 8.5, 189-page book is the Promontory Press printing with a 1973 copyright. The book itself is in fine condition with the brown leather-like cloth covering in beautiful condition with only the smallest touch of wear to the two bottom corners. The gold lettering on the spine is bright and unfaded. The text of the book shows a previous owner's inked name on the front pastedown but beyond that the text is in fine condition. The book is illustrated with numerous photos and drawings that illustrate the fascinating and tragic story of the American bison. The dust wrapper is in near fine condition with only some sunning to the spine and panels to compromise the condition of the wrapper which is now protected with a mylar sleeve. 189 pages. Seller Inventory # 1505-474

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Title: The Saga of the Buffalo

Publisher: Hart Publishing Company; New York

Publication Date: 1973

Binding: Hardcover w/ Jacket

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

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The Plains Indian revered the buffalo, for it was a gift from the Great Spirit, taken from the inside of Mother Earth herself. Accordingly, the Indian killed only as many buffalo as he needed, and wasted nothing: the huge beast furnished him with food, clothing, bed, lodge, utensils, and most of the decorative ornaments that brightened his life. The white man, however, viewed the buffalo as both an impediment to progress and a source of easy capital. Less then one-third of the curly cows he slaughtered were ever used for anything.

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