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4/24/12: Facing the Storm - The Story of the American Bison


By Doug Fabrizio

4/24/12: Facing the Storm - The Story of the American Bison

Salt Lake City, UT – The past 200 years haven't been kind to the American buffalo. Once the basis for the cultures and economies of Native Americans on the Great Plains, bison were nearly eradicated in the 19th century. Conservation efforts saved the animals from extinction, but they no longer roam freely on their old range. In a new documentary, the filmmaker Doug Hawes-Davis chronicles the history of human relations with the American bison. He and Western historian Dan Flores join Doug on Tuesday.

  • Facing the Storm: Story of the American Bison airs this week as part of the PBS series Independent Lens. For more information on where the program airs in your area, visit the PBS web site for listings.

    Watch Is There Room for the American Bison in America Anymore? on PBS. See more from Independent Lens.

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