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Animal Studies Research Guide

What is animal studies? What search terms should I use to find sources on nonhuman animals within the humanities? How can I study issues of animal exploitation as an undergraduate? This research guide aims to answer these questions for students at Swem.

Meat & Livestock

Breeding, raising, and slaughtering nonhuman animals for human consumption.

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Vial of Chisholm Trail Dust

Vial of Chisholm Trail Dust, undated. (Mss 2012.005.03)
Hanging paper label is printed with “Chisholm Trail Dust, This famous cattle trail was named after a part Scot and Cherokee Indian, Jesse Chisholm, an Indian trader who laid out this trail in 1867. The trail stretched from Texas through Oklahoma to the Kansas railroads. Over the next 20 years 36,000 cowboys drove five million cattle and one million horses over this trail that stretched over 1,000 miles. This area which is now the town of Yukon, Oklahoma was a half way point and a watering hole for the cattle."

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