Tuesday, November 12, 2013
The history of the buffalo also includes part of the boundaries of the state of Oregon. The lower southeast corner of the state once had numerous herds of plains bison. By 1887, these buffalo were eliminated from Oregon. Now, students eagerly shared their experiences of seeing buffalo in farms throughout the Willamette Valley. There is even a rare herd of white buffalo in Oregon. Students also learned that the handiest way to kill the buffalo was to herd them over cliffs, where they were easier to slaughter after their limbs were broken.