Bison Hunt

Item

Title

Bison Hunt

Description

The American Bison experienced a swift decline in population size in the late nineteenth century due to habitat loss by westward expansion and bison hunting parties. While the Native Americans relied on bison as a primary food source, non-indigenous people hunted the species for sport and simply left them dead on the prairies. This forced Native Americans to be more compliant in relocating to reservations because of their dependency on the US government for a new food source. Buffalo also served an important ecological role of cultivating the prairies which allowed the growth of a diverse range of native plants and the loss of such plants is thought to be a contributing factor to the dust bowl in the early twentieth century. Illustrated on the left is a grazing buffalo in a thriving prairie, and on the right is a hunted buffalo in a dry prairie with dust clouds forming in the back.

Type

Artwork

Subject

ESPM 50 Creative Projects

Creator

Arputhasamy, Cyrene
Tan, Timothy

Publisher/Uploader

ESPM 50

Upload Date/Date Issued

2019-05-07T01:08:53Z

Content License

Unknown

Identifier

18SP_7B581364

Medium

acrylic paint

Extent

12" x 16" x 1"