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[Métis] Buffalo Hunter Spitting a Bullet into a Gun. by Frederic Remington n.d. Courtesy Frederic Remington Art Museum. Métis hunters often "ran" buffalo with a sawed-off musket, a mouthful of balls, a powder horn, reloaded on the run, directed their horses only with their knees and dropped the muzzle to shoot before the ball rolled out the barrel. They sometimes over-loaded on a run, maiming hands and fingers. Repeating rifles later added to the efficiency of the Métis buffalo hunters. JE

[Métis] Buffalo Hunter Spitting a Bullet into a Gun. by Frederic Remington n.d. Courtesy Frederic Remington Art Museum. Métis hunters often "ran" buffalo with a sawed-off musket, a mouthful of balls, a powder horn, reloaded on the run, directed their horses only with their knees and dropped the muzzle to shoot before the ball rolled out the barrel. They sometimes over-loaded on a run, maiming hands and fingers. Repeating rifles later added to the efficiency of the Métis buffalo hunters. JE

Today in history. Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890 December 29th. And all the while, media back east labelling NAs as savages.

Today in history. Massacre At Wounded Knee, 1890 December 29th. And all the while, media back east labelling NAs as savages.

Swedes' Ferry, an historically accurate novel by Allan Safarik about an international showdown between police forces, and at the same time a picaresque tale of cops and robbers and life along the Canada/US prairie border at the end of the 19th Century. Available at your local bookstore and online with free shipping October 2nd, 2013

Swedes' Ferry, an historically accurate novel by Allan Safarik about an international showdown between police forces, and at the same time a picaresque tale of cops and robbers and life along the Canada/US prairie border at the end of the 19th Century. Available at your local bookstore and online with free shipping October 2nd, 2013

Albert Bierstadt's 'The Last of the Buffalo.' 2.60

Albert Bierstadt's 'The Last of the Buffalo.' 2.60

Buffalo by Dave Merrill

Buffalo by Dave Merrill

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