American Buffalo: Spirit of a Nation
Additional Web and Print Resources

Online Resources

We recommend these Web sites for those interested in the subjects shown on the program. All links are valid as of March 22, 2001.


Center for Bison Studies
http://www.montana.edu/~wwwcbs/index.html
Research reports from Montana State University, Bozeman.

Buffalo Field Campaign
http://www.wildrockies.org/buffalo
Activist organization dedicated to preventing the indiscriminate slaughter of bison in the Yellowstone region.

Bisoncentral.com
http://www.bisoncentral.com/
The National Bison Association promotes the preservation, production, and marketing of bison.

Great Plains Buffalo Association
http://www.gpbuffalo.org
Organization devoted to preserving the Plains buffalo and promoting natural and sustainable management practices.

Bison — Yellowstone
http://www.nps.gov/yell/nature/animals/bison/bison.html
Photos and facts from the National Park Service.

Prairies Forever
http://www.prairies.org
A non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the ecological and cultural significance of the American prairie.

Friends of the Prairie Learning Center
http://www.tallgrass.org/buffalo.html
Buffalo facts and pictures from the Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge in Iowa.

Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative
http://www.intertribalbison.org/
A Native American group dedicated to restoring bison to tribal lands.

Yellowstone National Park
http://www.nps.gov/yell/
Learn about the park and its bison.

Print Resources

Callenbach, Ernest. BRING BACK THE BUFFALO!: A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE FOR AMERICA’S GREAT PLAINS. Washington, DC: Island Press, 1996.

Foster, John. BUFFALO. Edmonton, Alberta: University of Alberta Press, 1992.

Geist, Valerius. BUFFALO NATION: HISTORY AND LEGEND OF THE NORTH AMERICAN BISON. Stillwater, MN: Voyageur Press, 1996.

Haines, Francis. THE BUFFALO: THE STORY OF AMERICAN BISON AND THEIR HUNTERS FROM PREHISTORIC TIMES TO THE PRESENT. Norman, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1995.

Matthews, Anne. WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM. New York: Grove Press, 1993.

Robinson, Charles M. THE BUFFALO HUNTERS. Austin, TX: State House Press, 1995.

Sample, Michael. BISON: SYMBOL OF THE AMERICAN WEST. Helena, MT: Sample Falcon Press, 1987.

  • myra canell

    I was given the name Buffalo woman. I am makeing a picture of a buffalo crying and it’s tears are making a riples in the water at it’s feet. The sky is dark blue with black clould for the buffalo’s past was very dark. In the meddle of the sky is alighter blue with gray coulds. To the left the sky in a lighter blue with white coulds and a bright sun. For now it is not so dark for them. For I have camped at one of the buffalo preserve.
    SOMEDAY I WILL HAVE A BABY BUFFALO. I have wanted one my whole live.

  • Leigh Allen

    I saw a picture of a man holding a long gun and standing on top of a huge mound of dead buffalo. The picture may have been in a national park book of some sort, or, more likely, a story of how the buffalo were slaughtered by some of the first european men who went across the west and shot everything they could see. I really want a copy of that photo. I have never forgotten the picture, however I just cannot remember where I saw it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Leigh Allen

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