You are here

Destruction of the buffalo truly was a senseless shame

The Great Spirit spoke again to the Kiowa:

“I have told you about the Buffalo and how he will sustain you. But I must warn you. If the Buffalo disappears, then the Kiowa will fade into the sunset.

“Never again will the Kiowa be a great nation.”

And the buffalo did disappear. Why? Because of the greed, stupidity, and general senselessness of people.

First, the “west” was open for settlement to the white immigrants and vast tracts of land were available. But the Indians were in the way.

Full text available to digital subscribers only.

Login or Subscribe to the Digital Edition