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Take a Tour of Wind River

Buffalo have been absent from the lives of Shoshone and Arapaho people for over 130 years. Now that they are back, it is time to reconnect. ‘Conservation Buffalo’ means they don’t have cattle genetics, and are treated like other wild animals. See photos, watch videos, and find resources for research and learning.
About Wind River Buffalo Initiative

About the Initiative

Our mission is land rematriation, community revitalization, and youth education through restoration of conservation Buffalo.

Wind River Indian Reservation Wyoming

Wind River Indian Reservation

Encompassing roughly 2.2 million acres, the Wind River Indian Reservation is home to the Eastern Shoshone and the Northern Arapaho Tribes.

Buffalo Plains Photos


Join us in visually honoring the native animals, people, plants, and landscape of the Wind River Indian Reservation.

Buffalo and Native American Videos


Explore our video library of stories related to Buffalo conservation, water rights, Tribal sovereignty, and our home in Wind River.

Buffalo and Wind River Maps


See current and historic maps of Wind River and North America, showing habitat for Buffalo and lands held by Indigenous Peoples.