The extermination of the american bison

The Extermination of the American Bison


by William Temple Hornaday

William Temple Hornaday was a zoologist and conservationist perhaps best known as being the first director of the Bronx Zoo. This passage is from a book he wrote on the American bison, or buffalo, which was published by the Smithsonian Institutiton in 1886 as part of its annual report. Student’s will read the passage and answer questions on the main idea, the vocabulary, and Hornaday’s arguments.