Return of the American Bison

On March 19, 2012, 63 genetically-pure Yellowstone bison were rounded up in a holding facility near Yellowstone National Park and relocated to the Fort Peck Sioux and Assiniboine reservation in northeast Montana.  For the first time in more than 100 years, pure wild bison returned to their historic range.  For the Native people it was a day of deliverance.  For biologists it was the first step in repopulating public and tribal lands throughout the West, and ensuring the survival of the wild American bison.

One Response to “Return of the American Bison”

  1. Bess Coleman says:

    Your film of the return of the bison to the native lands made me so happy/sad at the same time. A grave grave act was committed by the Europeons of the last century and a small but wonderful beginnig has now occurred. Thank you to all who worked so hard for so long to make this happen. My prayer is that they flourish and that they are indeed healing for the people of the area. In deep respect, Bess Coleman

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