A fascinating new podcast covering extinct species since the Pleistocene, Endling explores each species in depth. Today, Kirsten Lopez of the Women in Archaeology and Alexandra Kosmides of Endling discuss three notable North American species important to native peoples of the US and Canada, and the impact of their near or complete extinction. These species are discussed in relation to the cultures and regions they thrived in moving eastward across the continent: Pacific Salmon, the Plains Bison, and the Passenger Pigeon. Take a listen, and check out the Endling podcast!
A full transcript for this episode can be found below. All of our transcripts are available on the Episode Transcription page.
- Fivemile Rapids Site
- CRITFC: Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission
- Portland Parks Crystal Springs Creek Restoration in Westmoreland park
- City of Portland Environmental Services site on the Crystal Springs Creek project
- Treaty Fishing rights and co-management in Washington state won by tribes in 1974
- A general overview of the Restoration era, also known as Native American self-determination, when tribes pushed to regain federal recognition beginning in the 1960s
- Smithsonian account of bison and indigenous slaughter by the US Army, expedited by the Transcontinental Railroad.
- Bison bone pile Photo and context
- Recommended reading: An Indigenous People’s History of the United States
- Elk Island National Park bison conservation
- Passenger Pigeon episode on Endling