Comment 60660

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted March 03, 2011 at 10:13:00 in reply to Comment 60642

Here is a quote from wikipedia that explains the bison depletion...

"The US Army sanctioned and actively endorsed the wholesale slaughter of bison herds.[28] The US federal government promoted bison hunting for various reasons, to allow ranchers to range their cattle without competition from other bovines, and PRIMARILY to weaken the North American Indian population by removing their main food source and to pressure them onto the reservations.[29] Without the bison, native people of the plains were forced either to leave the land or starve to death.

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If these bison has been located on private land, what jurisdiction would the US government have had in promoting their slaughter?

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