A Wildlife Management Institute Book. In this lavishly illustrated companion volume to Pronghorn: Ecology and Management, Richard E McCabe, Bart W O'Gara and Henry M Reeves explore the fascinating relationship of pronghorn with people in early America, from prehistoric evidence through the Battle of Little Bighorn in 1876. The only one of fourteen pronghorn-like genera to survive the great extinction brought on by human migration into North America, the pronghorn has a long and unique history of interaction with humans on the continent, a history that until now has largely remained unwritten. With nearly 150 black-and-white photographs, 16 pages of colour illustrations, plus original artwork by Daniel P Metz, Prairie Ghost: Pronghorn and Human Interaction in Early America tells the intriguing story of humans and these elusive big game mammals in an informative and entertaining fashion that will appeal to historians, biologists, sportsmen and the general reader alike.
Richard E McCabe is executive vice president of the Wildlife Management Institute in Washington DC and has written extensively on ethnozoology. Bart W O'Gara, deceased, led the Montana Cooperative Wildlife Research Unit at the University of Montana, Missoula. Henry M. Reeves, retired, was a wildlife biologist with the US Fish and Wildlife Service. He resides in, Oregon, and is well-known and respected for his natural history research and writing.