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Buffalo [Hardcover]

Win Blevins

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Book Description

June 1 2005 Look West
This compact book packs a big punch. You smell hear, see, touch, taste, understand, and marvel over a huge, hairy American icon.

The American bison, commonly called the buffalo, is the largest mammal of North America. Symbolically this magnificent animal has come to represent American strength and perseverance. To many Native tribes the buffalo represents the goodness of the gods, bestowed through the gift of food.

From the bison beautifully depicted in ancient cave paintings to the birth of the legendary white buffalo, Buffalo offers fascinating insights into the life and lore of this great beast, whose slaughter nearly eradicated the Plains Indians. In this authoritative, handsome book, noted Western writer Win Blevins uses art, legends, and history—and draws upon his own Native American heritage—to explain why the buffalo, now back from near-extinction, has become a respected symbol of the American spirit. 35 photos.

About the series: Look West: What do you find? Wide, wild landscapes...extraordinary plants and animals...rugged people rich in history...ghost towns and working ranches...ancient pueblos and ultramodern urban areas. In the West, coyotes howl. Native Americans endure and flourish. Kokopelli, the mythical humpbacked flute player, prances across the cliff dwellings and into popular culture—and thousands of curio shops. Every small, handsome book in Rio Nuevo Publishers' Look West series presents a unique aspect of the American West. Using words and pictures, each volume explores a special Western topic or phenomenon, and all have been written and illustrated by regional experts. Each of these attractive 6 x 6-inch hardcover books contains 64 pages of text, illustrations, and photographs. And each one allows the reader to capture the spirit of the West in the palm of a hand.

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 64 pages
  • Publisher: Rio Nuevo Pub (June 1 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1887896732
  • ISBN-13: 978-1887896733
  • Product Dimensions: 16 x 16.2 x 1.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 181 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #986,186 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Amazon.com: 5.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
5.0 out of 5 stars gorgeous picture of an American icon Nov. 29 2010
By Meg Mathews - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
This short book from a veteran and honored Western writer gives us a gorgeous portrayal of an American icon, the buffalo. It traces the magnificent beast's history from Ice Age Europe, through centuries as a revered god and primary source of food for the Indians of the Great Plains, through the its near destruction by white hunters, to its recovery in American and Canada today. A tribute abundant in information and throbbing with feeling.

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