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The Latest Wind River Buffalo Happenings
Stories from our neighbors and partners, as well as progress with the Initiative and updates.
Denver Donates 30 Bison to Tribal Nations
On March 15, 2023, 29 Buffalo were transported from Genesee to the Wind River Indian Reservation. This year’s transfer includes 17 bison to the Northern Arapaho Tribe and 12 to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe. This momentous occasion has created a buzz locally,...
Yellowstone Revealed: Land rematriation through buffalo restoration
The 150-year celebration of Yellowstone includes local Indigenous voices on the importance of Buffalo to our communities. Patti Baldes's "REMATRIATE" group includes community members from the Wind River Reservation in an exhibition celebrating song and dance. From...
We are Here, and Buffalo are our History and Future
The history of the land on which we walk is engraved in the earth, as people have been here for thousands of years. Whether it is the high-elevation mountains, the driest deserts, fastest flowing streams and everywhere in between, Indigenous people were there.
How Bison Create a Network of Healing
The history between Natives and Buffalo is not a story that everyone knows, but our histories are intricately intertwined. We are similar in that we both are now on remnants of our once vast territories. That history should be understood by all Americans.
Wild horses, buffalo and the politics of belonging
This article was originally published by Stephen Lezak of High Country News on December 1, 2021. On the Wind River Indian Reservation, two animals slip between the cracks of what is wild and what isn’t. A couple of years ago, Patti Baldes’ phone rang. “Patti? The...
We need to ‘see’ buffalo before we can restore them
This article was first published by Jason Baldes in the High Country News on October 5, 2020. Buffalo were originally decimated to starve Indigenous peoples; now, their absence is starving out the land. Buffalo do not exist on the landscape the same way other wild...
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