George Bird Grinnell studied the landscape of the Northern Plains. While doing so, he developed a positive relationship with the Native Americans. Grinnell participated in the last great hunt with the Pawnee tribe. Grinnell went on an expedition to Yellowstone with William Ludlow. During his time in Yellowstone, he documented poaching of buffalo, deer, elk, and antelope for their hide. Grinnell wrote articles to help spread the awareness of the conservation of buffalo. Grinnell later played a large role in establishing Glacier National Park in 1910.
Grinnell’s passionate for buffalos led him to starting the movement for buffalo conservation. Grinnell advocated for laws which passed to stop poachers from killing off the buffalo in Yellowstone Park. Grinnell was the editor of Forest and Stream and also a photographer in the Northern Plains region. He documented all types of animals, yet buffalos remained his passion.
George Bird Grinnell, (9/4/14)
Exploration and Conservation, (9/4/14)