The Return: Genetically Pure Bison Reintroduced to Montana

After shooting wrapped on Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison, filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis captured the story of the historic transfer of wild, genetically-pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck tribes of northeastern Montana.

Here’s his 16-minute short film of this inspiring tale:

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  • Nancy Simpson

    Thank you for this lovely, inspiring film. How wonderful to know that the bison are being reintroduced into Montana where the Indian people of the Fort Peck Reservation will look after them.

  • Steven Covello

    AFTER ALL THIS TIME OF OF PUTTING GODS MOST NOBLE AND SACRED CREATIONS SECOND TO THE WILL OF MAN,LET US REDEEM OURSELVES.GODSPEED ASSINIBOINE,LAKOTA PEOPLE.

  • Dht_729

    Wonderful story. This is as it should be. I long for the day when the Bison roam free all over the plains.

  • Kirbonite

    IF you watched this documentary, then you should get this. Stop eating cows.. better if you can cut out all meat. The number 1 threat to many forms of wildlife.. Bison and Wolves are Cattle Farmers. You don’t have to worry about the virus if you don’t eat them.

  • Diane

    Great to finally see that some of the tormented bison get to go free. As it should be for all the bison!! With the governor leaving soon, I just wonder if this will ever happen again in the state of Montana. The cattle people will certainly try to keep the next governor from doing the right thing. Thank you Gov. Schweitzer for saving these few.

  • lance

    I am a student of Wildlife Management and a lifelong admirer of the Native American people…I weep with joy over this, and may The Great Spirit be with these animals and with the Indian people of this THEIR country.