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  • n. Alternative spelling of buffalo.


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  • "When there is hunger in the lodge of a warrior, he looks for the buffaloe, which is given him for food," the Teton continued, struggling to keep down the ire excited by the other's scorn.

    The Prairie

  • In respect to the trade with Mr. Lisa, he wished for more time to fix the price of dried buffaloe skins, (usually called buffaloe robes) being an article they had most of: his present idea of the price was thirty loads-of powder and ball for each robe.

    Travels in the Interior of America, in the Years 1809, 1810, and 1811

  • *] [*] It is scarcely necessary to tell the reader, that the animal so often alluded to in this book, and which is vulgarly called the buffaloe, is in truth the bison; hence so many contretemps between the men of the prairies and the men of science.

    The Prairie

  • Actually they were busy stealing the natives lands, raping their buffaloe and butchering theri women.

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  • The named bounced around a bit -- buffs, bufle, buffle, buffalo, buffaloe -- but it had begun to settle into its modern form by the time of the American revolution.

    Scott Dodd: Buffalo or Bison: What's in a Name?

  • Mr.S. also says the buffaloe are very plenty as far as he penetrated the country over it in almost any direction.

    Narrative of William H. Ashley

  • The valleys and south sides of the hills were but partially covered with snow, and the latter presented already in a slight degree the verdure of spring, while the former were filled with numerous herds of buffaloe, deer, and antelope.

    Narrative of William H. Ashley

  • Here we found a luxurious growth of sweet-bark or round-leaf cottonwood and a number of buffaloe, and succeeded by narrow river bottoms and hills.

    Narrative of William H. Ashley

  • The northern part of it is well supplied with buffaloe, elk, bear, antelope, and mountain-sheep.

    Narrative of William H. Ashley

  • Accordingly, some of the men commenced making a frame about the size and shape of a common mackinaw boat, while others were sent to procure buffaloe skins for a covering.

    Narrative of William H. Ashley


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