The history of North America and the buffalo are intertwined. The importance of this animal is evident to most citizens of the United States, mainly as it is depicted on some of our coins, specifically the "buffalo head nickel" and on the reverse of several US State Quarters (Kansas, North Dakota, and Montana). People of North America have long depended on the buffalo and Steve Rinella, in his book, American Buffalo, provides an excellent reminder of the uniqueness of this large animal and its history … more
While Steven Rinella's "American Buffalo: In Search of a Lost Icon" might appear to be nothing more than a book about hunting and successfully killing a buffalo, the reader needs only to delve into the first few pages to realize that this ain't just another episode of Buck McNeely (non-hunters will probably miss this reference). In reality, Rinella's book is about a successful hunt, but it is about much, much more as well. The book begins with Rinella having successfuly bagged his target and debating … more
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