1. What are some features of Catlin’s descriptions of the buffaloes? Which of their habits does he describe, and what seems to be his opinion of them?
  2. According to Catlin, what are reasons for the buffalo’s imminent disappearance? What does he think of these changes?
  3. How does his prose reveal his attitudes and opinions of this topic?
  4. Which scenes are especially striking? In the dramatic scene of the old buffalo’s death, who is the attacker?
  5. What is the effect of his final vision of the slaughter and death of the buffalo? (143) Is his use of reverie in this scene effective?