Buffalo in ND Bismark Tribune 13 July 1877

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Buffalo in ND Bismark Tribune 13 July 1877 - grUwne. BinUrck, D. T., July Cattle Raising in...
grUwne. BinUrck, D. T., July Cattle Raising in the Powder Country. A'recent distinguished witer says: For fetock raising no country could finer than this, for the conditions such as to insure the minimum, of and labor, and the fine air and insure health to the herds. The including and bordering the Big mountains is particularly fitted for raising. Sheep like high land and air, and these, with the fine, rich of the mountain slopes, would produce fleeces not excelled in any part of world. Sheep husbandry is as yet in infancy with us, but the time will When the Big Horn country will be famous tor its flocks and wool as parts of the Old World, and perhaps famous for it's looms and mills too. The same authority in speaking of game in the valley of the Powder says: Game is more abundant in the River country than in any part of possessions. Here the buffalo range in herds of thousands, sometimes blackening the country for miles with their bodies. But though they are found large masses, still all experience of border men shows ' that they are rapidly lessening in numbers, and the sections in which large herds are found are becoming narrower every year. The in the north subsist almost entirely buffalo meat, and they probably kill quarter of a million of buffalo every year. As they kill cows mainly, on account of the better quality of meat, reduce the herds much faster than needful with proper management-. The · elk, the finest of the large game, is in large numbers, often 500 In a Black tail and white tail deer, antelope, cinnamon and grizzly bear, beaver, otter ^ind all the fur producing animals very abundant. FISH. The streams are full of excellent salmon, trout, catfish and bass, and of feathered game geese, brant and duck are as plentiful as any sportsman wish. · AND OF FRUIT. Wild fruits, such as plums, currants, gooseberries, buffalo berries and service berries grow almost everywhere and excellent. The Indians make a good deal of use of them for food, drying quantities and mixing them with the marrow of buffalo bones for winter the dried berries are sometimes u'p with buffalo meat and fat, making sort of "pemican," which is packed skins anc} called "towro." Verily this Powder river country be a part and parcel of the promised

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  1. The Bismarck Tribune,
  2. 13 Jul 1877, Fri,
  3. Page 2

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