The Border and the Buffalo: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains

The Border and the Buffalo: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains

The Border and the Buffalo: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains

The Border and the Buffalo: An Untold Story of the Southwest Plains

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For the subject matter of this year's volume of The Lakeside Classics, we are leaving the early settlers of Illinois, Michigan, and their sister states, and turn once again to the more dramatic plainsman.

The story of the disappearance of the buffalo is an important event in the history of the development of the West, and The Border and the Buffalo, as told by John R. Cook, is the best story of this event we have found. The book treats of a period much later than that covered by the other books of this series--the late 70's and the early 80's of the last century. The book itself was written much later and was published in 1907. It is reprinted through the kind permission of Mrs. Alice Victoria Cook Schmidt, whose first husband was Mr. Cook.

To those of us who have rounded out the Biblical span of three score years and ten, it is of especial interest, as it recalls occurrences which took place during our boyhood. The buffalo-skin overcoat was almost the universal winter costume of street car drivers, teamsters, and cabbies, who had to brave the . . .

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