Pronghorn and Human Interaction in Early America
Publication Year: 2010
A Wildlife Management Institute BookIn this lavishly illustrated volume Richard E. McCabe, Bart W. O'Gara and Henry M. Reeves explore the fascinating relationship of pronghorn with people in early America, from prehistoric evidence through the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The only one of fourteen pronghorn-like genera to survive the great extinction brought on by human migration into North America, the pronghorn has a long and unique history of interaction with humans on the continent, a history that until now has largely remained unwritten.
With nearly 150 black-and-white photographs, 16 pages of color illustrations, plus original artwork by Daniel P. Metz, Prairie Ghost: Pronghorn and Human Interaction in Early America tells the intriguing story of humans and these elusive big game mammals in an informative and entertaining fashion that will appeal to historians, biologists, sportsmen and the general reader alike.
Winner of the Wildlife Society's Outstanding Book Award for 2005
Published by: University Press of Colorado
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Prairie Ghost: Pronghorn and Human Interaction in Early America is dedicated to Bart W. O’Gara and Jim D.Yoakum, the preeminent pronghorn scientists of the twentieth century. Few other individuals or part-ners have had such a profound and impressive impact on the conservation and management of a NorthAmerican big game species as have these two wildlife biologists.The co-dedication of this book to Bart, one of its co-authors, may seem a bit unorthodox. However,...
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TABLE 2 21–26 Archaeological sites containing pronghorn remainsTABLE 12 68–69 Selected references to Indian drives of pronghorn toTABLE 13 78–79 Selected references to Indian uses of pronghorn...
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What a strange, timid and elusive creature the pronghorn was to the Euro-Americans who first broached North America’s western grasslands. It reminded them of a “cabri,” or goat, sort of—a very speedy goat. It was difficult to approach, difficult to kill and, when...
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The least known, least understood and perhaps most fascinating big game animal in the Western Hemisphere is the pronghorn. Ironically, it is the most “American” of the continent’s terrestrial wildlife. The pronghorn is found only in North America and is the sole living member of an ancient family,...
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The authors are grateful for the help, cooperation and enthusiasm extended us by a great many people during the course of preparing this book. In particular, we recognize Glenna J. Dean and staffs of the Valley Library, Oregon State University, Corvallis, the Bancroft Library, University...
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The age-old battle between the wilderness and civilization was wagedanew on the western plains, with the age-old results: the disappearance ofthe wilderness, the depletion and degradation of its aboriginal population,...
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A cool April wind blows across the sagebrush-covered ridge while the imposingsouth flank of the Wind River Range stands large against the northern horizon. Aherd of pronghorn antelope is bunched up, and the animals appear nervous as they peeracross the narrow ridgetop that lies across their traditional route to summer range.The Indians hidden behind parallel rows of ripped-up sagebrush await...
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North America on the eve of the European invasion was a mosaic of distinctivepeoples. Some were nomadic hunter–gatherers, others farmed intensively and lived inpopulous towns. . . . The first European settlements in North America were no morethan footholds, but their effect was catastrophic. The newcomers carried diseases, andNative Americans, who had no immunity to them, died in their millions....
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Page Count: 208
Publication Year: 2010
Series Editor Byline: John Smith, Will Wordsworth