African Game Trails : An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Natrualist

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African Game Trails : An Account of the African Wanderings of an American Hunter-Natrualist

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In 1909, the Smithsonian Institution commissioned ex-President Theodore Roosevelt to collect specimens of African wildlife for the National Museum. Roosevelt went to Africa with his son Kermit, several prominent naturalists, and many journalists, thereby initiating the safari industry and setting the standard for the big game hunt. Yet Roosevelt never killed for thrills, instead hunting only specific animals in the amounts requested by the Smithsonian. Making his way from the Kenyan coast to the Upper Nile, he records his impressions of the African landscape, witnesses a traditional lion hunt by African pastoralists, and recalls his meetings with East Africans, to whom he was known as 'Bwana Tumbo (belly).'

Table of Contents

  A Railroad Through the Pleistocene               1  (37)
On an East African Ranch 38 (29)
Lion Hunting on the Kapiti Plains 67 (27)
On Safari. Rhino and Giraffe 94 (29)
Juja Farm; Hippo and Leopard 123(26)
A Buffalo Hunt by the Kamiti 149(25)
Trekking Through the Thirst to the Sotik 174(30)
Hunting in the Sotik 204(33)
To Lake Naivasha 237(34)
Elephant Hunting on Mount Kenia 271(52)
The Guaso Nyero; A River of the Equatorial 323(51)
Desert
To the Uasin Gishu 374(52)
Uganda, and the Great Nyanza Lakes 426(28)
The Great Rhinoceros of the Lado 454(50)
Down the Nile; The Giant Eland 504(31)
Appendix A [Personal Acknowledgments] 535(1)
Appendix B [Lists of Mammals; Heller's Notes] 536(9)
Appendix C [Loring's Notes] 545(5)
Appendix D [Biological Survey of Mount Kenia] 550(2)
Appendix E [Protective Coloration in Animals] 552(17)
Appendix F [The Pigskin Library] 569(8)
Index 577