The Extermination Of American Bison

Published February 12, 2013
Updated September 1, 2017

Extermination American Bison Map

While many consider the American bison to be one of North America’s most salient natural symbols, its presence is certainly dwindling. Once found all the way from modern-day Idaho to the hills of North Carolina, today’s American bison is confined to regions a fraction of the size as those in the early 19th century

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