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  • Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920

    By Andrew C. Isenberg

    Our Price: $108.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780521771726
    • Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    • Published: March 2000
    The Destruction of the Bison explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near extinction of the bison. Drought and the incursion of domestic livestock and exotic species such as horses into the Great Plains all threatened the Western ecosystem, which was further destabilized as interactions between Native Americans and Euroamericans created new types of hunters in both cultures: mounted Indian nomads and white commercial hide hunters. In the early twentieth century, nostalgia about the very cultural strife that first threatened the bison became, ironically, an important impetus to its preservation.
  • The California Gold Rush: A Brief History with Documents

    By Andrew C. Isenberg

    Our Price: $23.75
    • ISBN-13: 9781457671647
    • Publisher: Bedford Books
  • The Destruction of the Bison: An Environmental History, 1750-1920

    By Andrew C. Isenberg

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521003483
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: January 2001
    The Destruction of the Bison explains the decline of the North American bison population from an estimated 30 million in 1800 to fewer than 1000 a century later. In this wide-ranging, interdisciplinary study, Andrew C. Isenberg argues that the cultural and ecological encounter between Native Americans and Euroamericans in the Great Plains was the central cause of the near extinction of the bison. Drought and the incursion of domestic livestock and exotic species such as horses into the Great Plains all threatened the Western ecosystem, which was further destabilized as interactions between Native Americans and Euroamericans created new types of hunters in both cultures: mounted Indian nomads and white commercial hide hunters. In the early twentieth century, nostalgia about the very cultural strife that first threatened the bison became, ironically, an important impetus to its preservation.
  • Wyatt Earp: A Vigilante Life

    By Andrew C. Isenberg

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780809095001
    • Publisher: Hill and Wang
    • Published: June 2013
    A portrait of the iconic 19th-century law officer separates fact from fiction while exploring Earp's role in creating his own myths, revealing his lesser-known activities as a thief, gambler and confidence man who spent his final decades reinventing his past with the help of Hollywood friends. 10,000 first printing.

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