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American BisonA Natural History$
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Dale Lott, Jan van Wagtendonk, and Kevin Shaffer

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520233386

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520233386.001.0001

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How Many?

How Many?

The Bison Population in Primitive America

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(p.69) Chapter 8 How Many?
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American Bison
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Dale F. Lott

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520233386.003.0008

Bison bison became one of the most abundant large land animals of all time. This chapter addresses the question of how abundant it was before the European invasion of North America. There are no ways to count historical bison, and therefore no one can supply an answer that would satisfy a modern wildlife manager. About all one can confidently say is that primitive America's bison population was probably less than 30 million — perhaps, on average, 3 to 6 million less.

Keywords:   Bison bison, North America, land animals, bison population

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