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This photograph, taken in Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas, shows a large pile of buffalo hides obtained from hunting expeditions in western Kansas. It is estimated that the pile contains around 40,000 hides. Charles Rath, who purchased the hides, is seated on the pile. The men in the background are operating a hide baling machine. Dodge City was located on the Santa Fe Trail. During the period in which these hides were gathered, American hunters decimated the bison heards in the West, leaving Native American tribes without one of their primary sources for food, clothing, and tools.

Date: April 4, 1874

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This powerful visual effectively demonstrates just how many buffalo were being killed. This could work alongside the various sources selected for this standard that are related to buffalo hunting.

KS:7th:3.1:Federal Government and Indian Lands (2005)

Item Number: 2088
Call Number: FK2.F2 D.3 *2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 2088

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