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The Plains Indians

The Plains Native Americans…

The plains culture was varied from the Mississippi river all the way to the Rocky Mountains.  The tribes that lived here, and some still do, are the:

Arapaho

Blackfoot

Comanche

Cheyenne

Crow

Kiowa

Pawnee

Plains Apache

Sioux

Those are the major tribes of Native Americans that lived on the plains of North America. Many of the tribes of the Great Plains didn’t have a certain or stable home, they followed the buffalo or their major food source which was usually the buffalo. The whites, or as the natives would call them, Wasitchu’s witch, killed off the buffalo for target practice or to sell their tongues, hide, teeth, and horns and left the meat and everything else left of the buffalo to rot. The Plains Native Americans were very very skilled in hunting. The reason for that was because they had no cover or very little cover.  If they were hunting on horses they would use buffalo hide and put it over the horse and themselves to make the horse look like a buffalo so they could get closer. If they were hunting on the ground they would use coyotes, wolves, or maybe a deer or elk depending on what they had to cover themselves up with, then get closer and use bows to shoot them because they barely made a sound.

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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in News

 

The Lynx

The Lynx…

The lynx looks a lot like the bobcat but there are some differences, such as bobcats have shorter tufts on their ears, the tip of their tail is black on top and white underneath, and bobcats have shorter legs and smaller feet than the lynx. Also the lynx stays up high were there are mountains unlike the bobcat who stays in the lower 48 states.

Diet: The lynx is a specialized hunter that target snowshoe hares (which make up most of their diet). Lynx are also known to eat mice, voles, grouse, ptarmigan, red squirrels, and carrion. During the summer, if their food does not digest right they will eat grass to help their stomach digest their food.

Population: Lynx are generally found in the upper 48 states but they are also common down in the lower 48 states as well. They go all over the states that’s why it is so hard to make an accurate estimate about their population.

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Posted by on May 13, 2014 in News

 

Detroit Tigers Active Roster

The Detroit Tigers active roster…

Pitchers…

#62- Al Alburguerque

#44- Joba Chamberlain

#40- Phil Coke

#46- Lan Krol

#60- Justin Miller

#36- Joe Nathan

#56- Jose Ortega

#21- Rick Porcello

#57- Evan Reed

#37 Max Scherzer

#33- Drew Smily

#35- Justin Verlander

Catchers…

#13- Alex Avilla

#50- Bryan Holaday

Infielders…

#24- Miguel Cabrera

#9- Nick Castellanos

#3- Ian Kinsler

#27- Andrew Jackson

#29- Danny Worth

Outfielders…

#20- Rajai Davis

#48-Tori Hunter

#14- Austin Jackson

#32-Don Kelly

#28- J.D. Martinez

Designated Hitters…

#41- Victor Martinez

Miguel Cabrera is the rated best hitter in the MLB right now. The Detroit Tigers have14(wins) and 8(loses). The Detroit Tigers made to it the series a number of times in their whole career. Justin Verlander threw 7 no-hitters in his young career.  There’s really not much to say about them, I mean they don’t have a lot of exciting things going on in their roster. They traded Prince Fielder one of their best first basemen and one of their good hitters. They are trying to accuse Miguel Cabrera of taking steroids when he is really not.

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Posted by on May 1, 2014 in News

 

The Wolverine

The wolverine…

The wolverine, also called the skunk bear, is the largest member of the Wiesel family.  They now are roaming the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

Diet: Wolverines are opportunistic feeders and they eat, eat, eat everything they can find. In the winter they primarily feed on dead animals, while in the summer their diet is mainly small animals such as porcupines, rabbits,marmots,and ground squirrels. They can also take down big game animals to such as caribou and moose but that’s only if there is tall grass or deep snow.

Population: Scientists are estimating that the wolverine population has gone done extremely to 250 to 300 individuals!  Far fewer are successfully contributing to the gene pool in any given year.

Behavior: Wolverines DO NOT HIBERNATE! A lot of people think they hibernate just like bear, but they do not! They are well adaptable to the winter season and in the cold. And wolverines are highly experienced masters at scavenging.

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Posted by on April 24, 2014 in News

 

Gray Wolves

The Gray Wolf…

Diet… Wolves eat large hoofed animals like deer, elk, moose, caribou, etc. Wolves are also known to eat small game animals to. The wolf is a scavenger which means it will eat anything it can find. If they have troubles digesting their food they will eat grass to help it.

Population… There are an estimated 7,000 to 11,200 wolves in Alaska and more than 5,000 in the lower 48 states. Around the world there are an estimated 200,000 in 57 countries.

Range… wolves were once known throughout all of North America but most of those wolves were killed throughout the United States by the 1930’s. The following states are were the wolves roam today: Canada,Alaska,Michigan,Minnesota, Montana,Wisconsin, and Wyoming.

Behavior… Wolves live, travel and hunt in packs of 4-7 on average. Packs include mother, father, pups, and several subordinate or young ones. The alpha female and Alpha males lead the pack. The pack leaders hunt, track, choose dens, and establish the packs territory.

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Posted by on April 17, 2014 in News

 

Lions

The Lion…

Diet: Lions have a wide variety of prey, from Wildebeest, impala, zebra, giraffe, buffalo and wild hogs but also sometimes rhinos and hippos. They will also feed on smaller animals such as hares, birds, and reptiles. And they are also known for attacking elephants when they cannot find food.

Population: The lion population in Africa has been reduced by half since the early 1950’s. Today Fewer than 21,000 remain through out all of Africa.

Range: The lion used to be the ruler of all Africa, they are now only found in the south Sahara desert and in some parts of southern and eastern Africa. Historically lions were found in Greece and through out the middle east and northern India.

Behavior: Lions live in large groups called prides which has about 15 lions in it. Relative females and their young make up most of the pride. A single male or sometimes a small group of 2-3 males, will join a pride for an indefinite time.

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Posted by on April 10, 2014 in News

 

Buffalo

The buffalo…

Diet: Their diet is just grass and sedges. They rarely ever eat anything else.

Population: An estimated 20 to 30 millions buffalo once roamed the continent, from the Appalachians to the Rockies . Today there is approximately 500,000 buffalo living across North America. But most of these are not pure bred Buffalo, they’re a cross breed with cattle. Fewer than 30,000 wild buffalo are in conservation herds and fewer than 5,000 are unfenced and disease-free.

Behavior: Buffalo move constantly move as they eat. The cows which are the females lead the family or the herd. The bulls which are the males remain in small groups during mating season. The buffalo are adapted to the extreme weather conditions of the great plains from summer to winter. In the winter the buffalo digs through the snow with their heads to find vegetation and food.

Reproduction: Bulls and cows don’t mingle until mating season . Dominant bulls go to the cows rather than cows looking for the bulls.  They produce only one calf and it is in April-May.

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Posted by on April 3, 2014 in News