Clarence “Cy” Young briefly describes how the National Bison Range came to be located near Ravalli. He discusses Range records about animal populations and recalls his experiences working with bison, elk, mule deer, white-tail deer, and bighorn sheep. Young talks about specific buffalo such as Whitey and Paul Bunyan, and tells what happened to them. He recounts the story of General Sheridan surveying the buffalo population between the Rocky Mountains and the Mississippi River.
National Bison Range; National Bison Range management; National Bison Range disposal program; Bison herds; Buffalo herds; Frank Rose; William J. B. “Ike” Melton; Range management; Livestock management; Wildlife management; Philip H. Sheridan; George E. Mushbach
National Bison Range Oral History Project, OH 149, Archives and Special Collections, Mansfield Library, University of Montana-Missoula
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1 reel-to-reel: analog + 1 transcript (24 p.: 28 cm.)
Young, Clarence, "Clarence "Cy" Young Interview, circa 1965" (1965). National Bison Range Oral History Project. 8.