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Natural HistoryMammals - LargeAmerican Bison - Bos bisonBison in the Journals
500 Buffalow
Boundless Pasture
 

Immence Herds

West of Oacoma, South Dakota, on September 17, 1804, Lewis noted:

This senery already rich pleasing and beautiful was still farther hightened by immence herds of Buffaloe deer Elk and Antelopes which we saw in every direction feeding on the hills and plains. I do not think I exagerate when I estimate the number of Buffaloe which could be comprehended at one view to amount to 3,000.




--Joseph Mussulman

500 Buffalow
Boundless Pasture


 
From Discovering Lewis & Clark ®, http://www.lewis-clark.org © 1998-2014
by The Lewis and Clark Fort Mandan Foundation, Washburn, North Dakota.
Journal excerpts are from The Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, edited by Gary E. Moulton
13 vols. (Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1983-2001)