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‘The American Buffalo’ reviews history, renews hope

“The American Buffalo” fills a void in the collective consciousness, finally bringing the bison’s story to the forefront of public awareness. The documentary serves as a catalyst for change.

Award-winning filmmaker Ken Burns, Tribal members discuss new documentary – “The American Buffalo”

Hundreds of years ago the area that is now the Bison Range was filled with bison. It’s where world-renowned filmmaker Ken Burns made a new documentary about the tragedy of the loss of the American bison.

Ken Burns: Bison Range gives hope to species survival – ‘The American Buffalo’

The Bison Range was an appropriate place to start the Montana tour, because part of the documentary was filmed there and the bison range will play a large role in the third act: the future success of the species.

Legendary Ken Burns Coming to Missoula for American Buffalo Film

THE AMERICAN BUFFALO, a new two-part, four-hour series, takes viewers on a journey through more than 10,000 years of North American history and across some of the continent’s most iconic landscapes, tracing America’s national mammal’s evolution, its significance to the Great Plains, its near demise, and, most importantly, its relationship to the Indigenous People of North America.

Ken Burns on ‘The American Buffalo’ and Indigenous histories

The prolific filmmaker discusses his latest project and his attempt to make space for Indigenous voices.

Montana’s American Prairie Welcomes Visitors and Opens 2023 Reservation System

“Whether you come for one day or one week, we invite you to get off the beaten path and make memories in a truly unique corner of Montana,” said Mike Kautz, Director of Public Access and Recreation at American Prairie. “These prairie grasslands are a great location to explore for anyone who enjoys wildlife watching, hiking, biking, boating, fishing, or hunting.” 

Bison could soon return to the Great Plains and other areas of the U.S. through new framework

The framework consists of several steps to reinvigorate the Bison population across the country. The Secretary’s order will bring in over $25 million from the Inflation Reduction Act, creating a network of partners best suited to the task, according to a press release from the Department of Interior.

In Montana, Support for Conservation Remains Rocky Mountain High 

13th-annual Conservation in the West poll reveals steady support among voters even as concerns spike over cost of living and water shortages

Plan Your Trip to Montana’s American Prairie Reserve This Year

There was a time not long ago when nothing could rival the untamed and breathtaking wildness of Montana’s legendary Northern Great Plains.

Educators invited to apply for workshop in Yellowstone about implementing curriculum on buffalo

The program recognizes the importance of revitalizing relationships between the Indigenous peoples and nations who relied on the buffalo as their primary source of food and products, the American bison, and the lands within and surrounding Yellowstone National Park, according to its website.