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Natural HistoryMammals - LargeAmerican Bison - Bos bisonBison in the Journals
First Kill
Immence Herds
 

500 Buffalow

n September 9, 1804, west of today's Fort Randall Dam in South Dakota, Clark's black servant scored.


Derected my Servent York with me to kill a Buffalow near the boat from a numbr. then Scattered in the plains, I saw at one view near the river at least 500 Buffalow, those animals have been in view all day feeding in the Plains.

--Joseph Mussulman

First Kill
Immence Herds


 
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)