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April 24, 2012 | Culture

Facing the Storm: The Story of the American Bison

 

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 on Tuesday as part of the PBS series Independent Lens.  For  information on where the program airs in your area, visit the PBS web site for listings.

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