by Jennifer Zmurchyk – Prairie Sky Wellness
The bloody history of the millions of Plains Buffalo (Bison bison) that once roamed the prairies of north America played an integral role in the settlement of western Canada. Buffalo were important to many people: the First Nations People of Canada as a source of food and way of life, hunters as a source of income and trade, and governments as tool to force native populations into signing treaties.
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Once numbering 30 to 60 million animals on the plains of North America, within 10 years during the late 1800’s these numbers were reduced to fewer than 1,000 animals.