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A Great Plains Park

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0025
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

George Catlin, who traveled, wrote about, and painted the plains between 1832 and 1839, proposed a Great Plains Park created by the national government, where herds of elks and buffalo would be ... More


Conclusion

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0010
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The conclusion points out that while the first two approaches to ‘combating the steppe environment’, planting trees and irrigation, aimed to make the steppes more like the homelands of the settlers, ... More


The Central Grassland: Where Buffalo Roam When They’re at Home

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

All animals eat plants, directly or indirectly. Bison eat them directly, feeding on grasses. Grasses evolved relatively recently (for plants) and came to dominate the treeless savannas that began to ... More


Where the Buffalo Once Roamed

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the archaeology of the Great Plains. It focuses on the physiographic regions of the Great Plains, Rocky Mountains, Great Basin, Colorado Plateau, and Columbia Plateau which ... More


Badgers

Dale F. Lott

in American Bison: A Natural History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233386
eISBN:
9780520930742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Natural History and Field Guides

Badgers are carnivorous digging machines. They have short, powerful limbs; long, strong claws; a wedge-shaped head; and no noticeable neck. Out on the Great Plains, that means a lot of prairie dogs ... More


Bison Plains and Prairie Dogs

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0009
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

The chapter highlights the interactions of weather, grass, bison, and prairie dogs. When rain falls abundantly and bison graze lightly on Bad River Ranches, western wheatgrass proliferates, ... More


Introduction

David Moon

in The Plough that Broke the Steppes: Agriculture and Environment on Russia's Grasslands, 1700-1914

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556434
eISBN:
9780191747243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556434.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Most of the settlers who moved to the steppes, and the officials who governed them and scientists who advised them came from forested, humid environments with moderately fertile soil. The steppes, ... More


Landscapes, Ecosystems, and Prevailing Westerlies: The Great Plains

James Schwoch

in Wired into Nature: The Telegraph and the North American Frontier

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780252041778
eISBN:
9780252050459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252041778.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

For the telegraph in the mid-nineteenth century, eastern North America held an abundance of trees for telegraph poles; ample riverine systems for transporting telegraph poles and equipment; a growing ... More


An American Exodus: Mormons and the Westward Trek

S. Scott Rohrer

in Wandering Souls: Protestant Migrations in America, 1630-1865

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807833728
eISBN:
9781469604305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807895870_rohrer.11
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

This chapter examines persecution's role in migration through the dramatic story of the Mormons, whose founder and prophet, Joseph Smith, was assassinated in an Illinois jail in 1844. It notes that ... More


Race War and Wounded Knee

David W. Grua

in Surviving Wounded Knee: The Lakotas and the Politics of Memory

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190249038
eISBN:
9780190249069
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190249038.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines the events that led to the conflict at Wounded Knee. It first describes the journey of the Corps of Discovery into the northern Great Plains where the Lakota Nation was located ... More


Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

George Frison

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

The North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains have yielded many artifacts and other clues about the prehistoric people who once lived there, but little is understood about the hunting practices ... More


Cowboy

JOE C. TRUETT

in Grass: In Search of Human Habitat

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520258396
eISBN:
9780520944527
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520258396.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses western ranching business from its inception onward. It discusses traditional ranching, ranch management, and ranching profitability. It highlights Walter Prescott Webb's The ... More


Concluding Thoughts

George C. Frison

in Survival by Hunting: Prehistoric Human Predators and Animal Prey

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520231900
eISBN:
9780520927964
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520231900.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter sums up the key findings of this study on prehistoric hunting in the North American Great Plains and Rocky Mountains. The plains and mountains together truly provided a home ... More


Introducing Horse Nations

Peter Mitchell

in Horse Nations: The Worldwide Impact of the Horse on Indigenous Societies Post-1492

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198703839
eISBN:
9780191916762
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198703839.003.0006
Subject:
Archaeology, Historical Archaeology

Hidden by rocks near a waterhole in Australia’s desert interior an Aboriginal woman and her children catch their first sight of the shockingly large animal of which they have previously only heard: ... More


The Politics of Rights

Jefferson Decker

in The Other Rights Revolution: Conservative Lawyers and the Remaking of American Government

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780190467302
eISBN:
9780190600587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190467302.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Political History

The emergence of conservative public-interest law provoked controversy within the American right, where many leading legal intellectuals worried that conservative legal activism threatened ... More


The Great Meat Robbery

Michael F. Armstrong

in They Wished They Were Honest: The Knapp Commission and New York City Police Corruption

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231153546
eISBN:
9780231526982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231153546.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes an incident in the early morning of January 24, 1971, in the West Greenwich Village section of Manhattan, when Knapp agents Jim Donovan and Frank Nemic witnessed police ... More


Keep on Keepin' On

Gwen Terry

in Clark: The Autobiography of Clark Terry

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520268463
eISBN:
9780520949782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268463.003.0053
Subject:
Music, History, American

The death of Duke Ellington, his wife, and troubles with family, were all hard to bear for Clark Terry. Clark stayed with his music, recorded more albums, played more concerts, and did more ... More


Mexico

Charlotte Adelman and Bernard L Schwartz

in Prairie Directory of North America: The United States, Canada, and Mexico

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780195366945
eISBN:
9780190267759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195366945.003.0041
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter provides a historical background of Mexico's prairies followed by a list of prairies in alphabetical order. Each site is briefly described, followed by symbols showing site features, a ... More


Louisiana

Andrew Sluyter

in Black Ranching Frontiers: African Cattle Herders of the Atlantic World, 1500-1900

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300179927
eISBN:
9780300183238
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300179927.003.0003
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter presents a case study on the emergence of cattle ranching in eighteenth-century Louisiana. Between the initial incursions of traders in the late 1730 and the influx of Acadians less than ... More


Chihuahuan Desert Fauna: Effects on Ecosystem Properties and Processes

Walter G. Whitford and Brandon T. Bestelmeyer

in Structure and Function of a Chihuahuan Desert Ecosystem: The Jornada Basin Long-Term Ecological Research Site

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195117769
eISBN:
9780197561201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195117769.003.0016
Subject:
Environmental Science, Applied Ecology

This chapter focuses on the direct and indirect effects of animals on ecosystem processes and/or their effects on ecosystem properties. This set of effects has been the primary focus of animal ... More


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