Sacred & Sacrificed

Book - 1995
Rate this:

Europeans, on their arrival in the West, saw the buffalo as dull, sulky, and of no benefit except to the Indians. Early governments believed the huge, free-ranging herds were an impediment to enforcement of newly signed treaties. Enterprising pioneers recognized buffalo hunts as first-class sporting events, sure to appeal to wealthy and upper-class Britishers and others overseas.

It was only when a remnant of this part of North America's natural history remained that the significance of the destruction became clear. In Buffalo: Sacred and Sacrificed, popular historian Grant MacEwan captures the efforts of early conservationists James McKay, Charles Alloway, Sam Bedson, Frank Oliver, and Michel Pablo to preserve and protect this monarch of the plains. It is a remarkable account of where the buffalo once roamed-and of their amazing step back from the brink of extinction.

Publisher: Edmonton : Alberta Sport, Recreation, Parks and Wildlife Foundation, 1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780969935506
Branch Call Number: 599.7358 MAC
Characteristics: 208 p. : ill., map


From the critics

Community Activity


Add a Comment

There are no comments for this title yet.

Age Suitability

Add Age Suitability

There are no age suitabilities for this title yet.


Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.


Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.


Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further


Subject Headings

No similar edition of this title was found at ORL.

Try searching for Buffalo to see if ORL owns related versions of the work.

Suggest for Purchase

To Top