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Welcome to each of YOU who joins us on this incredible journey!! Together, we’ll share history and the wonderful buffalo stories that never grow old, that are told over and over, around campfires, in classrooms and at family gatherings!

Our Mission is to change the buffalo story from its sad ending in the 1870s slaughter—to include the full heroic narrative of the magnificent buffalo, ordinary people Native and non-Native, saving them from extinction, caring for them and now all of us enjoying our amazing National Mammal on ranches, parks and tribal lands.

Our FREE Blog celebrates its first year. Arriving every other Tuesday with a new Blog, News, Upcoming Events and Photos, it is written by Francie M. Berg, teacher and author of 2 award-winning books about buffalo. If you live on far distant shores—we bring you virtual buffalo tours to enlighten and delight from your armchair! We love having YOU aboard!! Subscriptions are FREE.

Let’s celebrate all things buffalo!

Can you Find Buffalo Trails where You Live?

We know that thousands of buffalo roamed across the face of the Great Plains in ancient times.

Where we live, in the northern plains of western North Dakota, they’ve been hunted for at least the past 7000 years—and likely grazed here for many more thousands before humans arrived.

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Seasons Greetings

We had planned to bring you Part 2 of Crossbreeding Bison with Cattle—the Canadian experiments—for this week of Dec 28. But with all the activities and closures of the holidays we were unable to get the research information we needed, so will be postponing Part 2 for...

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Crossbreeding Buffalo in U.S.—Part 1

Are they Cattalo, Catalo, Hybrids or Beefalo? Cattlemen of the old west who struggled with cold and blizzards looked at the mighty monarchs of the Plains with admiration and considerable envy. “Wouldn’t it be great,” they said, “To raise beef animals with the...

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Buffalo Stampedes

Buffalo stampedes terrified people travelling across the plains. Stampedes were often described by hunters, soldiers and early settlers on the plains and prairies. No one wanted to get caught in the midst of one without a way to escape—the stampede could be terrible...

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NEWS ARTICLE

UPCOMING EVENTS

 

January 1, 2022. Prairie Legends Bison Auction. Online bidding only. For more information, visit http://prairielegendsbison.com/

January 7-8, 2022. Montana Bison Association Winter Conference. Great Falls, MT. For more information, visit https://montanabison.org/event/2022-montana-bison-association-winter-conference/

January 8, 2022. Turner Bison Exchange Prairie Performance Bison Auction. The Lodge, Deadwood, SD. For more information, visit https://www.turnerbisonexchange.com/event-info

January 19-22, 2022. National Bison Association Winter Conference. CO.

January 22, 2022. NBA Gold Trophy Show and Sale. Taking place at the newly renovated National Western Stock Show complex in Denver. While the show and sale is still being finalized in terms of classes to be offered, etc. The Gold Trophy Show and Sale (GTSS) is the premier bison auction in the U.S. For nearly 40 years, bison producers have brought their best bison stock to Denver’s National Western Stock Show to show and sell their animals. The sale features high quality, judged breeding stock as well as top-notch production animals that are sure to perform back at the ranch. Stay tuned to https://bisoncentral.com/gold-trophy-show-and-sale/ for updated details.

February 12, 2022. Dakota Dynamite Buffalo Sale. SD.

February 19, 2022. Dakota Territory Bison Association Simulcast Auction. SD. For more information, visit https://www.dakotabuffalo.com/event/dtba-2022-winter-conference/

February 26, 2022. Beltway Bison Consignment Live Auction. PA.

March 4, 2022. RMBA’s Spring Conference. Location TBD.

March 10, 2022. Eastern Bison Association Annual Conference. PA.

July 12, 2022. International Bison Conference. Saskatoon, SK.


Author
Francie Berg


Assistant
Ronda Fink

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