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Wisconsin Historical Museum Object – Feature Story

Hammered copper pike from Interstate Park Bison site, Polk County, Wisconsin, c. 1000-4000 B.C. (Museum object #1956.3099)

Date: 1844 

Description: Buffalo chasing hunter with rifle on horseback (Plate 12). "The wounded and chafed bull often turns upon its assailant, and runs him back, over the whole g...

Date:  date unknown

Description: A wildlife scene featuring a buffalo.

Photograph

American Bison

Date:  date unknown

Description: A close-up of a buffalo standing alone on the prairie.

Date: 1934 ca.

Description: Interior view of a wide, two-story high, stone fireplace inside a large barn like building with exposed beams on ceiling and walls. Two men are sitting on...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians disguised as wolves hunting buffaloes (Plate 13). "Of the white wolf and its habits I have given an account in Plate 10, and although these animals...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Herd of Bison, on the Upper Missouri River.

Date: 1910 ca.

Description: Rodeo producer, Verne Elliott (1890-1962) rides a bucking buffalo at a "Frontier Days" rodeo. Behind him, a circle of observers on horseback can be seen.

Date: 1906 ca.

Description: Cover of an advertising catalog for Buffalo Pitts threshers sold by International Harvester. The cover features an illustration of four buffalo standing ne...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 9). "Some sixty or seventy young men, all mounted on their wild horses, and armed with bows and lances only,...

Date:  date unknown

Description: View of hunters' horses and dead bison on a plain.

Date: 1893 

Description: Award certificate presented to the Appleton Woolen Mills at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. The company won a bronze medal at the Fair for its paper makers...

Date: 1902 

Description: Painting of a group of bison surrounding a prostrate dead Indian warrior with arrows protruding from his chest and half buried in the snow.

Date: 1972-08 

Description: Poster advertising The Buffalo Shoppe at 1348 Williamson Street, in Madison, Wisconsin. Featured antiques, and an old time photo studio, with photos taken...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes trapped in snow (Plate 17). "In this view the reader is introduced to the optimum of dreariness and severity which t...

Date: 1832 ca.

Description: Indians on horseback hunting bison.

Date: 1844 

Description: A buffalo surrounded by wolves (Plate 10). "There are several varieties of the wolf species on the American prairies, the most numerous and formidable of...

Photograph

Buffalo Hunting

Date: 1907 

Description: Photograph of a painting of Native Americans hunting buffalo with spears and bows. Text on photograph reads: "Grand Forks, N.D. Buffalo Hunting- Olden Tim...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on foot and horseback hunting buffaloes (Plate 7). "The buffalo is a harmless and timid animal until severely wounded, or closely pursued, when it...

Date: 1844 

Description: Indians on snowshoes hunting buffaloes immobilized by snow (Plate 15). "In this plate is illustrated the mode alluded to in the preceding page, of the Indi...

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