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Definition of the noun american bison

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  1. large shaggy-haired brown bison of North American plains

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  1. A bovine mammal, a species of bison, Bison bison.


  1. "American Bison", is a public sculpture by American wire sculptor William E. Arnold, located in Indianapolis, Indiana within White River State Park. The sculpture is a life-sized male bison constructed of barbed wire, densely coiled and woven. The figure is facing north and stands on a rough limestone block base. It is located on the west end of the Washington Street Bridge at the entrance to the Indianapolis Zoo. It is 5'9" in height, 7'2" in length and 2'2" in width. The barbed wire bison with the limestone pedestal weigh 17 tons.
    • completed in (26 years ago)
  2. "American Bison" is an artwork by Demetre Chiparus.

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Google previewThe World of the American West: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes] (2016)

by Gordon Morris Bakken

Joe Schiller See also: Food and Drink: Native American Bison Culture. FURTHER READING Carlson, Paul H. 1992. “Indian Agriculture, Changing Subsistence Patterns, and the Environment on the Southern Great Plains.” Agricultural History ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Historic and Endangered Livestock and Poultry Breeds (2001)

by Janet Vorwald Dohner

longer legs than the American bison. The calves and adultsarebrownwithalongmantleof haironthehead, shoulders, and front legs. Wisent can grow about 6.5 feet tall and 10.5 feet long, and they can weigh more than a ton. The forequarters are ...

Google previewDisasters and Tragic Events: An Encyclopedia of Catastrophes in American History [2 volumes] (2014)

by Mitchell Newton-Matza

American Bison Extermination The American bison (aka buffalo) are a breed of animal that was nearly killed into extinction, particularly in the nineteenth century. While a great deal of the slaughter was due to random killings, the buffalo also ...

Google previewThe New American Cyclopaedia: a Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge (1863)

by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana

The peculiar distinction of the American bison is its singular hump over the fore-shoulders ; this hump is of an oblong ...

Google previewChambers's encyclopaedia (1901)

a dictionary of universal knowledge

The American Bison {B. Americanus) is interesting as the only living species of the ox family indigenous to America, except the Musk Ox (q.v.) of the subarctic regions. It is commonly called Buffalo by the Anglo-Americans, but must be ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of New York City (2010)

Second Edition by Kenneth T. Jackson, Lisa Keller, Nancy Flood

section of Bronx Park, the New York Botanical Garden opened in 1891 and soon became known worldwide; the Bronx Zoo, in the southern section in 1899, displayed and bred many species (the American Bison Society used a herd at the zoo ...

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