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        Dinosaur Wars: Searching for Fossils - Primary Resources

        Learn about an 1870 fossil hunt in the American West. With Buffalo Bill as a guide and a team comprised of cowboy-attired undergraduate students, the expedition unearthed dozens of samples of the prehistoric fauna that had inhabited the land millions of years before including camels, horses, and mastodons. This article, written by one of the students on the trip, was published in Harper's Monthly the following year. Read the primary source, from the American Experience episode, "Dinosaur Wars."

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