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Ted’s Montana Grill wants to rewild the American west with BISON not buffalo. Bison would be Lakota for ERASURE.

TATONKA is the Lakota word for Buffalo, or Bison as the white man calls the buffalo now. The difference would seem to be academic, maybe more to the zoologist than the historian. So what's the big deal? Apparently the buffalo of the American West is not related to the Cape Buffalo of Africa, nor the Buffalo of the water, so it's not a buffalo, it's a bison. Okay. The whale shark is not a whale but we don't call it a bison. Considering the plethora of creeks, hills, lodges and gals named Buffalo, you wonder what's so damned correct about calling them bison. I'll tell you. ERASURE. Apparently if Buffalo Bill had known those vast herds were BISON, darling herbivor of today's most favorable carbon hoofprint status, Bill wouldn't have carpet-gunned them in record numbers. What he killed into near-extinction were buffalo, of the hides, robes, dances, ceremonies, grasses, and rifles.

Buffalo Bill Lives at Fort Cody Nebraska

FT CODY, NEBRASKA- On I-80 as you pass North Platte, sits the Fort Cody Trading Post, home of the Free Buffalo Bill Museum Emporium. What had been the Ogallala, Neb, Sioux Trading Post, moved in 1969 to follow the travelers rerouted from Hwy-30 to the new interstate, and changed its focus from the Native American to the Ugly American. 5618

Is it Rodeo time again? Damn…

Seems like only last year that somebody angrily was denouncing the contention that putting a pull-up cinch around the testicles of a bull in order to make him fight the rider more aggressively somehow causes PAIN to the animal. 3612

Animal cruelty at the rodeo

I just learned how they make horses and bulls jump up and down at the rodeo. I must admit I wondered why it was that the animals suddenly leaped about madly (bronc'd) after they got out of the gate and not before, and why did they stop once the rider was thrown? 285

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