The Black Prairie was a grassland for at least the last 15,000 years and still would be today if the grazing, fire control, agriculture, and concrete had not all but spelled its doom. Landowners Bob and Micky Burleson (on right) have restored native grasses on their property. Researcher Marilyn Shoberg gatherers Little Bluestem for experimental work. Dense grasslands provided Clovis peoples with a ready source of building materials—thatched huts can be constructed in a matter of hours.
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