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

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Summary

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.

Subject

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

Category

Smithsonian Institution History Bibliography

Notes

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)

Contact information

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

Date

Winter 1981

Topic

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

Place

Kansas

Physical description

pp. 219-226

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