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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!

Buffalo Traces—’Path of the Buffalo,’ Part 2

BEDFORD Oct 18, 2017—The Buffalo Trace Working Group with the Hoosier National Forest received the 2017 Indiana History Outstanding Event and Project Award from the Indiana Historical Society. The group was recognized as instrumental in uncovering the history of the Buffalo Trace and mapping its route through southern Indiana.

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Part 1: Hunting Calves with Buffalo Jones in the Desert, 1886

On a bleak cold day—April 24, 1886—Buffalo Jones struck out with Charley Rude and Newton Adams with a team of 3-year-old mules harnessed to a light spring wagon and another team hauling a heavier lumber wagon.

They took provisions for a 6-week expedition in Texas desert country determined to capture buffalo calves for Jones’ Kansas ranch.

Their point of departure was the little Kansas town of Kendall, on the Arkansas River not far from the west border of that state.

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NEWS ARTICLE

City of Sturgis to introduce the town’s first ever Running of the Buffalo

(Sturgis, SD) – City of Sturgis to introduce the town’s first ever Running of the Buffalo down Legendary Main Street during the 81st Annual Motorcycle Rally. The inaugural “Buffalo-Run” will feature 2,000 Bison provided by Slim Buttes and Jumpoff Buffalo Ranches and will take place Monday, August 9th at 3:00 PM. 

The inaugural “Running of the Buffalo” is inspired by the traditional Spanish event, “Running of the Bulls,” and will take place on the first Monday of the 81st Sturgis Motorcycle Rally at 3:00pm.  The city of Sturgis will be working through the night on Sunday, August 8th, to install protective fencing along Legendary Main Street for the safety of spectators.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

June 11-13, 2021 Montana Bison/Western Bison Association Summer Meeting. The summer conference will be in Plains, MT. Please stay tuned to https://www.montanabison.org/ for details.

June 11-12, 2021 Texas Bison Association Summer Meeting in Forth Worth, Texas. The TBA will have a two-day summer meeting that will feature top-notch speakers, fellowship and fun! Please stay tuned to www.texasbison.org for updated agenda, lodging information and conference registration. Please mark your calendar and we hope to see YOU in Forth Worth.

June 27-30, 2021. NBA 2021 Summer Conference Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Bison Association. Join the NBA for it’s 2021 summer conference at Little America in beautiful Cheyenne, Wyoming! Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Bison Association, the 2021 Summer Conference will feature great bison feasts, top-notch networking opportunities, education on topics pertinent to the bison business, and at least two working bison ranch tours in the Cheyenne area. Please keep an eye on the Summer Conference web page for updates as the agenda comes together at https://bisoncentral.com/nba-summer-conference/ and we hope to see you in Cheyenne.


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