The last of the plainsmen
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Roslyn, N. Y. : W. J. Black, c1936.
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vi, 314 pages ; 20 cm.
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Western Grey, Z
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Buffalo Jones needs no introduction to American sportsmen, but to these of my readers who are unacquainted with him a few words may not be amiss. He was born sixty-two years ago on the Illinois prairie, and he has devoted practically all of his life to the pursuit of wild animals. It has been a pursuit which owed its unflagging energy and indomitable purpose to a singular passion, almost an obsession, to capture alive, not to kill. He has caught and broken the will of every well-known wild beast native to western North America. Killing was repulsive to him. He even disliked the sight of a sporting rifle, though for years necessity compelled him to earn his livelihood by supplying the meat of buffalo to the caravans crossing the plains. At last, seeing that the extinction of the noble beasts was inevitable, he smashed his rifle over a wagon wheel and vowed to save the species. For ten years he labored, pursuing, capturing and taming buffalo, for which the West gave him fame, and the name Preserver of the American Bison. As civilization encroached upon the plains Buffalo Jones ranged slowly westward; and to-day an isolated desert-bound plateau on the north rim of the Grand Canyon of Arizona is his home. There his buffalo browse with the mustang and deer, and are as free as ever they were on the rolling plains.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Grey, Z. (1936). The last of the plainsmen. Roslyn, N. Y.: W. J. Black.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Grey, Zane, 1872-1939. 1936. The Last of the Plainsmen. Roslyn, N. Y.: W. J. Black.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Grey, Zane, 1872-1939, The Last of the Plainsmen. Roslyn, N. Y.: W. J. Black, 1936.

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Grey, Zane. The Last of the Plainsmen. Roslyn, N. Y.: W. J. Black, 1936. Print.

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