W. Harvey Brown and K. U.'s First Buffaloes

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This work discusses how the Dyche Museum of Natural History at the University of Kansas obtained the American Bison specimens that make up the exhibit of North American animals. Explores the expedition of W. Harvey Brown and others, including taxidermist William Temple Hornaday, to the American West to document and retrieve specimens of the American Bison (buffalo) before the animals were exterminated through westward expansion.


  • Hornaday, William Temple 1854-1937
  • Brown, William Harvey


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Copy located in "Publications Using SI Archives Collections, A-Z." Smithsonian Institution Archives, File Room. Includes photographs of the buffalo hunt and a photograph of Hornaday from the Office of Smithsonian Institution Archives. Extensively footnoted.

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Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains Vol. 4, 4 (Journal)

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Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu


Winter 1981


  • Scientific expeditions
  • American bison
  • Exhibitions
  • National Collections
  • Buffaloes
  • Buffalo



Physical description

pp. 219-226

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