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Buffalo (or American Bison) used to roam all over the Great Plains in huge herds.  Some accounts say that herds could be over a million animals and stretched out on the plains for twenty miles.  I have a hard time seeing that in my mind.

As everybody knows they almost became extinct about a 100 years ago when hunters killed them off for their thick woolly coats.  However, many smart people saw what was happening and they preserved the buffalo.  Now they live in smaller herds in wildlife refuges, state and national parks, or on personal land.

The Comanches and many other Plains Indian tribes followed the buffalo and hunted them.  The buffalo was their Wal-mart providing food, clothing, and tools.  I’ve seen buffalo a time or two and I never get tired of watching them in the wild.  I am sure glad they survived.

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