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Date:
April 2, 2021
Time:
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Time Details:
Open during normal museum hours.
Location:
Boot Hill Museum
Address:
500 W. Wyatt Earp Blvd
Dodge City, KS 67801
Contact:
620-227-8188
Cost:
Included in the cost of general admission.
Boot Hill Museum - Bison Exhibit
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Boot Hill Museum - Traveling Exhibit: Bison

Friday, April 2, 2021

Bison explores the significance of bison in the cultures of Plains Indian peoples—particularly as a resource for food, clothing, shelter, and tools. That coexistence changed dramatically with the closing of the frontier that brought new settlers with livestock to compete for grass and water during a time of climate and habitat change. These developments were exacerbated by the commodification of the bison as hide and bone in late nineteenth-century industrialization. For 35 years the Kauffman Museum has curated, designed, and fabricated special exhibitions to share beyond their home in the central plains.

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