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A History of the American Bison Resource Set

The resource set includes additional sources to accompany the Primary Source Set and Lesson Ideas to help extend lessons and further student understanding. Primary Source Analysis Worksheets are available on the Elementary Primary Source Sets main page.


Article about Buffalo Bill - Colorado Encyclopedia

Buffalo Bill Article on Colorado Encyclopedia

This article is leveled for 4th graders and gives a great understanding of his legacy in the Wild West.

Map Illustrating the Extermination of the American Bison

Extermination of the American Bison (Map)

Map from 1889 showing the extermination of buffalo beginning in 1840.

The Daily Missoulian

The Daily Missoulian., July 04, 1909, Morning, Editorial Section (Newspaper)

Newspaper from 1909 illustrating the importance of buffalo and migration.


Print of American Indian man on horseback killing bison.

Print of American Indian man on horseback killing bison (Lithograph)

Kollner, Augustus, 1813-1906, lithographer.

How Native Americans used all parts of a buffalo.

How Native Americans Used All Parts of the Buffalo (Drawing)

A drawing illustrating the various parts of the buffalo and how Native Americans used those parts.

Native American - Buffalo Petroglyph (~100 B.C. to ~1540 A.D.)

Native American - Buffalo Petroglyph ~100 B.C. to ~1540 A.D. (Photograph)

This is part of a fantastic panel of prehistoric and historic petroglyphs that was carved by several groups - Archaic Indians, the Anasazi, Fremont, Navajo, Pueblo, and Ute.


Newspaper Rock, near Moab, UT

Petroglyphs on Newspaper Rock, near Moab, Utah (Photograph)

The petroglyphs were carved by Native Americans during both the prehistoric and historic periods. There are over 650 rock art designs. The drawings on the rock are of different animals, human figures, and symbols. These carvings include pictures of deer, buffalo, and pronghorn antelope. Some glyphs depict riders on horses, while other images depict past events like in a newspaper.

2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin

2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (Image)

The American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin is the first 24–karat gold proof coin ever struck by the U.S. Mint and is the coin collector version of the official United States Mint American Buffalo Gold Bullion Coin.

2017 American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Proof Coin (reverse side)

This is the reverse side pf the American Buffalo One Ounce Gold Coin.

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