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American Bison / Buffalo Prints

The American Bison, commonly called the Buffalo, was an animal which for many represents the American continent.  This was an animal whose size, power and wild nature perfectly symbolized America and images–often quite distorted–appeared as engravings and lithographs from the seventeenth century on.  Some of the images showed the Buffalo being hunted–either by Indians or white men–while others showed the Buffalo as the magnificent mammals they are.