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Centennial: The Hunters

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3rd hour CENTENNIAL "THE HUNTERS" WORKSHEET 1. Describe or re-tell the Brumbaugh story. Discuss how his family went to Russia and he got to Centennial. Hans Brumbaugh's great grandfather resided in the poor German province of Hesse for a long period of time. His crops were failing for six years and war had plagued Hesse for seven years. In 1764, Hans Brumbaugh gets wind of the news that Catherine the Great, the Russian princess of German descent, is offering Germans seeking settlement in Russia virtually costless land, freedom to practice their own religion, no taxation, the freedom to devise their own educational system in German, and the freedom from the military service. Brumbaugh took the inviting offer and settled in Russia, learned Russian, became agriculturally savvy, and prevented their daughters to assimilate into the Russian culture by prohibiting them from marrying Russians. The enticing promise was abjured in the year or 1796 because of the death of Catherine the Great. Hans left for Germany in that same year because he was causing trouble, including attacking a military convoy. When he was twenty-six years old, Hans purchased a farm in Illinois from a man who did not possess it, then, he walked across Missouri and Nebraska to search for gold in the Jefferson territory. En route, he stopped at Zendt's trading post in Centennial, Colorado. ...read more.


9. Describe the second hunt. a) who were the skinners The skinners were four extremely tough, ugly, and dirty men who were skilled with knives b) what did Calendar do? Calendar's role with the buffalo was to shoot the leader and take the buffalo from around him. Calendar chose to shoot the buffalo through the lungs to verify that the other animals weren't aware of any danger. c) what was a stand? A stand was a forty-minute period during which the hunters had the herd at their mercy. The objective during the stand was to shoot the waiting buffalo between the ear and horn to kill them instantaneously without any disturbance to the rest of the herd. The whole heard was put into a frenzy when Harker, on his twentieth shot, fired on bull in the right leg, causing him to move uncontrollably and bellow, causing pandemonium in the herd, and the buffalo galloped away. d) how many were killed and what was the price per skin? Eighty-nine buffalo were killed, and the prices for skins ranged from three to five dollars. 10. Describe the third hunt. A) the Indians' trip: The majority of the Arapaho were facing a famine so the more youthful braves, lead by Lost Eagle's son Red Wolf, decided to attempt at one last buffalo hunt, despite the fact that this journey would take them away from the reservation. ...read more.


Louis at the age of nineteen to get an education, and she only came back to Zendt's farm to visit her family once. While she was in St. Louis she attended danced nightly and became very popular among the young officers. She vowed to come back later, but she then married Lieutenant Jack Ferguson on December tenth, moved to New York with him, and conceived a child. After Clemma sent a letter, Cyprian Pasquinel sent a letter to the Zendts, explaining that he would be "the most amazed man in Missouri" if Ferguson stayed with Clemma for a month after the baby was born. Jim Lloyed set out to St. Louis to find Cyprian Pasquinel and Clemma but did not find her. Lieutentant Ferguson had been discharged from the army to New Orleans for embezzling government funds. Clemma's child had died, Ferguson had left her after he was discharged and started living with a French woman in Boston, and Clemma was never heard from again. 17. In the editors notes, what are the facts on a stand? In this fictional work, Amos Calendar slew eighty-nine buffalo, but that by no means, according to Michener, constitutes a record. Legitimate records have data showing that Charles Rath slew 107 buffalo, Doc Zahl killed 120, and Orlando A. Bond slew 293 buffalo in one day. The quickest stand witnessed was by Tom Nixon, who shot 120 buffalo in forty minutes. Jim Cato is credited to have slain 16,000 buffalo during the widespread buffalo extermination. ...read more.

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