"...hunted on the very flank of the main buffalo herd of North America. When I remember that I have chased on horseback and slain a brace of giant bulls; that I have helped to hold one of those royal monsters at bay for half an hour while the artist Bierstadt made a color study of his death charge; beyond all, when I recall the memory of that black moving mass of savage life, reaching without gap to the horizon's edge on every side of me -- that main herd only to be counted by hundreds of thousands -- I can almost forgive myself the suffering endured later in the Overland trip."
SOURCE: Ludlow, Fitz Hugh "From the Missouri to the Rocky Mountains" The Golden Era 21 Feb. 1864.
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