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A Prairie's Not Scary
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20 poems and 23 drawings from Nebraska's renowned author and ornithologist, illustrating the integrated habitats and denizens of the American prairies: mammals, birds, insects, and plants.... More > "Dedicated to our children, who will eventually replace us and have to decide if our remaining prairies are to be preserved."< Less
Blackfoot Lodge Tales - The Story of a Prairie People
George Bird Grinnell (September 20, 1849 – April 11, 1938) was an American anthropologist, historian, naturalist, and writer. Grinnell was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Yale... More > University with a B.A. in 1870 and a Ph.D. in 1880. Originally specializing in zoology, he became a prominent early conservationist and student of Native American life. Grinnell has been recognized for his influence on public opinion and work on legislation to preserve the American buffalo.
Historically, the Blackfoots were nomadic bison hunters, who ranged across large areas of the northern Great Plains of Western North America, specifically the semi-arid short-grass prairie ecological region. They later adopted horses and firearms acquired from European-descended traders and their Cree and Assiniboine resellers. With these new tools the Blackfoot expanded their territory at the expense of neighbouring peoples. Through the use of horses, Blackfoot and other Plains peoples harvested bison at a much accelerated rate.< Less