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CanAm Lecture: Geoff Cunfer, “Energy Markets and the Collapse of the Northern Plains Bison”

October 22, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

| Free


Bison decline in the Southern Plains is a famous story in American environmental history. Herds were also decimated on the Canadian prairies, but the causes were quite different.

This presentation will contrast the free-for-all petty capitalist markets for bison products in the United States with the monopoly corporate market run by Canada’s Hudson’s Bay Company, the significance of railroads, and the unique role of Metis bison hunts on the northern side of the border.

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FFA Room, Memorial Union, UMaine Orono campus
China Road
Orono, ME 04469 United States
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