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Last stand : George Bird Grinnell, the battle to save the buffalo, and the birth of the new West

Author: Michael Punke
Publisher: New York : Smithsonian Books/Collins, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Smithsonian Books edView all editions and formats
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Traces the efforts of a late-nineteenth-century environmentalist who sought to protect buffalo that were being systematically slaughtered by out-of-work Civil War veterans promoting "manifest destiny" settlements in the West.
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Named Person: George Bird Grinnell
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Punke
ISBN: 9780060897826 0060897821
OCLC Number: 78072713
Description: xvi, 286 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue : The stand --
1. Wild and wooly --
2. Self-denial --
3. Barbarism pure and simple --
4. I felled a mighty bison --
5. The guns of other hunters --
6. That will mean an Indian War --
7. Ere long exterminated --
8. A weekly journal --
9. No longer a place for them --
10. Blundering, plundering --
11. The meanest work I ever did --
12. A terror to evil-doers --
13. A single rock --
14. For all it is worth --
15. Simple majesty --
Epilogue : The last stand --
"Something unprecedented" --
Acknowledgments --
Notes --
Index.
Responsibility: Michael Punke.
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Traces the efforts of a late-nineteenth-century environmentalist who sought to protect buffalo that were being systematically slaughtered by out-of-work Civil War veterans promoting "manifest destiny" settlements in the West.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-01-14)

Prologue: The stand -- "Wild and wooly" -- "Self-denial" -- "Barbarism pure and simple" -- "I felled a mighty bison" -- "The guns of other hunters" -- "That will mean an indian war" -- "Ere long exterminated" -- "A weekly journal" -- "No longer a place for them" -- "Blundering, plundering" -- "The meaanest work I ever did" -- "A terror to evil-doers" -- "A single rock" -- "For all it is worth" -- "Simple majesty" -- Epilogue: The last stand--"Something unprecedented" -- Acknowledgments -- Notes -- Intex.

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by cwarden (WorldCat user on 2008-01-14)

This is the story of George Grinnell, a man determined to protect the land and the bison in the years following the Civil War. It also examines how the West was really won through the birth of the conservation movement--a partnership that many consider imperative to preserve the environment today.

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