Nope, our “schools” still teach the myth that it was the “evil honkies” who singlehandedly drove to buffalo to near extinction. The truth is, that many American Indian tribes participated in the massive buffalo hunts - some for the hide trade and others to deprive rival tribes of buffalo.
I remember reading one time as a kid how Buffalo Bill Cody had ridden on the rear end of a train (or something like that), just shooting as many as he could.
As a kid, I soaked that up.
If you think about it, I doubt he could have killed more than a few hundred. I don’t have any way of knowing. Those old stories always grew a head to steam between reality and the telling anyway.
The myth now is that the American Indian only took what they needed. Frankly, I don’t know how much of that to take for granted either.
You could just as easily be right here.