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Vocabulary Words

Bison - A bovine mammal (Bison bison) of western North America, having large forequarters, a shaggy mane, and a massive head with short curved horns; a buffalo.
Hide Hunters - Men who came to the Panhandle after 1869 to hunt buffalo for their hides and meat
Buffalo robe - the prepared skin of an American bison, with the hair left on, used as a lap robe, rug, or blanket.
Transcontinental Railroad - A train route across the United States, finished in 1869. It was the project of two railroad companies: the Union Pacific built from the east, and the Central Pacific built from the west. The two lines met in Utah.
Conservationist - a person who advocates or promotes conservation, especially of natural resources.


Helpful Websites

http://www.defenders.org/wildlife_and_habitat/wildlife/bison.php
http://www.bisoncentral.com/
http://animals.nationalgeographic.com/animals/mammals/american-bison/
http://www.americanbisonsocietyonline.org/
http://www.ultimateungulate.com/artiodactyla/bison_bison.html

Reading Lists

The Buffalo Are Back ­by Jean Craighead George

Buffalo Song by Joseph Bruchac

Bison by Lynn M Stone

The North American Bison by John E Becker

Buffalo Jones: the Man Who Saved America’s Bison by Carol Winn

Bison: Bison Magic for Kids by Todd Wilkinson

The Bison and the Great Plains by David J. Taylor

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