They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction

They Came from the Bronx How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction A Comanche boy sits beside his grandmother on a hilltop in Oklahoma As the old woman gazes across the valley below she remembers the lost world of her youth and the greatest gift of the Great Spirit

  • Title: They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction
  • Author: Neil Waldman
  • ISBN: 9781563978913
  • Page: 221
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A Comanche boy sits beside his grandmother on a hilltop in Oklahoma As the old woman gazes across the valley below, she remembers the lost world of her youth and the greatest gift of the Great Spirit the buffalo Like other children of his generation, the Comanche boy on the hilltop has never set eyes on a buffalo The great herds that once stretched to the far corners oA Comanche boy sits beside his grandmother on a hilltop in Oklahoma As the old woman gazes across the valley below, she remembers the lost world of her youth and the greatest gift of the Great Spirit the buffalo Like other children of his generation, the Comanche boy on the hilltop has never set eyes on a buffalo The great herds that once stretched to the far corners of the sky have vanished from the plains After years of slaughter, the buffalo live only in the memory of the tribe s elders But on this October morning in 1907, the boy will see with his eyes what he had previously seen only in his imagination This special book commemorates the dream of saving a significant part of North America s heritage and native peoples culture From the archives of the Wildlife Conservation Society, Neil Waldman has created a work that is both poignant and inspiring.

    One thought on “They Came from the Bronx: How the Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction”

    1. For once, a great non-fiction book for children. Not only did we have a lot of discussion about Native Americans and what the "white man" did to them, but we also discussed the importance of the buffalo, hunting only what you use, and the overall preservation of animals. And on the tails of MLK day, it was quite difficult to answer "why are white people so mean?". I wish I knew. The story is told through an old woman to her grandson, how the great buffalo roamed the hills as far and thick as the [...]

    2. To be honest, I read this title while looking for something else in my local library's computer card catalog, and I knew I had to read it. Lucky for me, this is a childrens' book, with less than 40 pages. Each page is faced by a very excellent illustration by Neil Waldman.(OK-Spoiler alert. In nineteen oh five the great American Buffalo was faced with extinction. There were about 1091 still surviving in various parks and zoos in the East, but in the wild And this is the story of how a group of c [...]

    3. i thought it was a good book they teach you about how the buffalo were saved they were saved by the native people the saved them by not killing them as much and running the white people awasy

    4. Taking the buffalo back to Oklahoma. Flashes between Natives in OK waiting for the buffalo train, and the buffalo's trip from the Bronx.

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