MOUNTAIN OF BISON SKULLS: 
This historic photo from 1870 shows just how brutally efficient European settlers were in nearly wiping out the American bison. The two men are literally standing on tens of thousands of bison skulls from the once mighty herds of the Great Plains. The bison were not only seen as impeding development, their slaughter was also used to weaken Native American resistance to American expansionism since many tribes depended on the bison for food and culture.
It’s a sobering reminder on the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act why we still need laws protecting our wildlife and why the restoration of the bison to the Great Plains is so symbolic for Native Americans.

MOUNTAIN OF BISON SKULLS:

This historic photo from 1870 shows just how brutally efficient European settlers were in nearly wiping out the American bison. The two men are literally standing on tens of thousands of bison skulls from the once mighty herds of the Great Plains. The bison were not only seen as impeding development, their slaughter was also used to weaken Native American resistance to American expansionism since many tribes depended on the bison for food and culture.

It’s a sobering reminder on the 40th Anniversary of the Endangered Species Act why we still need laws protecting our wildlife and why the restoration of the bison to the Great Plains is so symbolic for Native Americans.

(Source: earthandanimals)

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