Once there were as many as 60 million buffalo(bison) roaming this country. The trains were crossing the country in 1869 and the animal would soon be slaughtered until less than 1,000 were left. After the train tracks were completely crossing from coast to coast, the United States government gave ammunition and Remington rifles to train passengers. To kill as many buffalo as the could. The saying was one dead buffalo is also one dead Indian. It was genocide of both the buffalo(bison) and the Native American. The train was a modern marvel to the European but it was the devil to the Indian and the buffalo.