About four miles to the west and south we found an ideal hunters’ camp: plenty of fresh water, good grass,


About four miles to the west and south we found an ideal hunters’ camp: plenty of fresh water, good grass, and wood in abundance. Here we made headquarters. We were in a veritable hunter’s paradise. We must have these 3361 hides that this region is to furnish us inside of three months, within a radius of eight miles from this main camp. So at it we went. And Hart.started out, and in two hours had killed sixty-three bison. -Buffalo hunter, quoted in the Border and the Buffalo
The actions described above contributed most directly to – 1)the increase of the longhorn cattle population and large scale ranching 2)the end of the traditional way of life for Native Americans 3)the elimination of cattle trails as a means to transport goods 4) the invention of the Colt Six Shooter for protection from buffalo herds ​


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