Bison/Buffalo Information

Bison/Buffalo Information

“Help Is Needed To Protect A National Heritage!”

Demise Of The Buffalo ~ By Edward S. Curtis
From the “The North American Indian”
Volume 3, published 1908.

The Buffalo ~ Poem by Mary Ann Pont

“Statement On The Massacre of Buffalo”
By Arvol Looking Horse,
Of the Lakota, Dakota and Nakota Nations

Wild Bison Gene Pool Endangered
Remarks made by Dr. Joe Templeton
Texas A&M University, Dept. of Veterinary
Pathobiology, to the GYIBC on May 21, 1998.

The Buffalo Slaughter And Native American Traditions
The following piece was put together by
Flo Gardipee, a BFC board member, lab
technician, and student of wildlife biology.
Source: Buffalo Field Campaign
(NAIIP Articles Friday, May 17, 2002)

Buffalo Field Campaign
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The Heyoka “Native American band with Native American Rock written
by Anne Yellow Flower. Advocates saving the West Yellowstone Bison.
The Yellow Flower Band Music clips, links, buffalo rescue, and more.”

National Parks Conservation Association Washington, DC
“Protecting Parks For Future Generations”
American Bison (Bison bison) Factoid: The American
bison is the heaviest land mammal in North America.
Take action to protect Yellowstone’s bison.
Survival: Bison typically live between 12 to 15 years.

The Slate Wild Rockies The Grassroots Activist Web Site for the Wild Rockies Bioregion “The Slate brings you the best and most up to date information about environmental issues in the northern Rockies. The Slate supports the work of grassroots environmental organizations and activists as they strive to protect the resources that make the Wild Rockies so unique. Come on in!” The Wild Rockies Bioregion “A look at what makes the Wild Rockies so special.”
Stop The Buffalo Slaughter * News & Alerts! * National Press Stories
Brucellosis is a myth; “read about it…..write a letter to your local paper debunking this myth which means death for buffalo.” Make your Voice Heard “It is our job to speak for the buffalo. If you don’t care enough to write…who will?”

Honor the Earth: Initiatives: Buffalo

Greater Yellowstone Coalition “…works to protect the
Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem, a vast tapestry of public
and private lands that includes Yellowstone and Grand
Teton National Parks.”
The Great Bison: Symbol of the American West
Bison Prevented from Using Critical
Habitat Outside Yellowstone Park

InterTribal Bison Cooperative ~ Rapid City, South Dakota
’51 Native American Tribes uniting for a common goal:
Restoring the American Bison to it’s rightful range.’
“The Indian was frugal in the midst of plenty. When the
buffalo roamed the plains in multitudes, he slaughtered
only what he could eat and these he used to the hair and
bones.” –Luther Standing Bear, Lakota

National Wildlife Federation ‘People and Nature: Our Future
Is in the Balance’ “Learn Our Issues & Take ACTION!”
Buffalo: “This animal’s true name is the American bison,
but most Americans call them buffalo. It is the largest
terrestrial animal in North America. They are vital to
the prairie ecosystem. Today Native American peoples are
leaders in the comeback of the buffalo, and in the process
they are revitalizing their cultures.
Bison on the Firing Line By Roger Di Silvestro
“Around Yellowstone, rancher concerns about
cattle disease are colliding with wildlife
protection on public lands.”
Rebirth on the Great Plains By Douglas Chadwick
“In bringing back bison to their tribal lands, Native
Americans are restoring their own cultural health”

National Parks and Conservation Association
American Bison (Bison bison) Factoid: The American
bison is the heaviest land mammal in North America.
Protect Yellowstone’s Bison from Needless Slaughter
Page down for electronic comment opportunity!
Bison Belong Why are Yellowstone’s bison slaughtered?

The Magic of Yellowstone ~ By James S. Macdonald Jr.
Yellowstone Newspaper ‘Founded January 15, 1999′
Coming Together on Behalf of Yellowstone Buffalo
“Stampede for the Buffalo April 4, 2002, Washington, DC”
Jim Macdonald, The Magic of Yellowstone
Pictures: Stampede for the Buffalo April 4, 2002, D.C.

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MEDIA COVERAGE/YELLOWSTONE BUFFALO
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“the People’s Paths home page!” NAIIP News Path!
Mease’s Musings, Buffalo Field Campaign
Mike Mease, Update From the Field
(NAIIP News Path ~ Sunday, November 3, 2002)
BFC Update From the Field
“And A Note from the Kitchen”
By Mike Mease, Buffalo Field Campaign
(NAIIP News Path ~ Friday, October 25, 2002)
New Wildlife Compilation Video Available
Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers and BFC
(NAIIP News Path ~ Friday, October 18, 2002)
Mease’s Musings: Montana Won’t
Leave Last Wild Buffalo Alone
By Mike Mease, BFC News from Field
(NAIIP News Path ~ Friday, October 18, 2002)

White Buffalo/Bison Shot:
Sacred white buffalo shot ‘After escaping to Pine Ridge road’
Associated Press (Billings Gazette March 25, 2000)
Sacred white buffalo killed
By BSB (Motherjones March 27, 2000)

Double RR Ranch South Branch, Michigan
“White Lightning” son of Meany and Moe,
Born September 10, 1999
*Rancher sees birth of “white” bison as blessing
Article by John Flesher, Associated Press
Published in the Detroit Free Prss
September 18, 1999

The Billings Gazette
Bison herd near Jackson called risky
Associated Press (The Billings Gazette September 1, 2004)
2 banned from park for taunting bison
Gazette Staff (The Billings Gazette July 22, 2004)
Foes of bison hazing lose appeal
By the Associated Press (The Billings Gazette July 15, 2004)
Lawsuit over hazing of bison that wander out of Yellowstone dismissed
By the Associated Press (The Billings Gazette July 14, 2004)
Bison visit kicks off effort by Enzi to put image on coin
By Ted Monoson Gazette, Washington Bureau
(The Billings Gazette July 14, 2004)
Tribes reach accord over U.S. bison range
By the Associated Press (The Billings Gazette July 2, 2004)
House rejects proposal to ban bison hunting
“The bison are killed under a Clinton-era policy”
By Ted Monoson Gazette Washington Bureau
(The Billings Gazette June 18, 2004)
Sacred white buffalo shot ‘After escaping to Pine Ridge road’
Associated Press (Billings Gazette March 25, 2000)
3 arrested for blocking bison hazing operation in Yellowstone Park
Associated Press (The Billings Gazette March 4, 1999)

Yellowstone Journal: “An independent newspaper dedicated to Yellowstone”
Publishing 5 times a year.
News and Stories
Five Yellowstone Bison Die of Rare Events
By Yellowstone National Park
Geologic Overview of a Bison-Carcass Site
At Norris Geyser Basin, March 2004

800 Yellowstone Bison Slaughtered So Far This Winter (1996)!
by Drusha L. Mayhue

CNN Interactive * ~*~ Search Try using keywords “Yellowstone Bison”
Where the Yellowstone buffalo roam
“When winter snow piles up in Yellowstone National Park,
the park’s bison are naturally inclined to seek warmer
feeding grounds at lower elevations. Oblivious of park …”
Published CNN.com October 16, 2000
Off-limits: Snowmobile ban looms at Yellowstone
“National Park Service officials recommended Tuesday
that recreational snowmobiles be phased out of Yellowstone
and Grand Teton national parks entirely by the winter …
Published CNN.com October 12, 2000
Interior Department ponders how to handle Yellowstone bison herd
“The U.S. Department of the Interior is wrestling
with how to protect the endangered American bison in
Yellowstone National Park without threatening cattle …”
Published CNN.com September 26, 1998
Yellowstone may limit where buffaloes can roam
Responding to two lawsuits, officials at Yellowstone
National Park may close the park’s snowmobile trails during
the winter to keep the park’s food-seeking bison from …”
Published CNN.com January 6, 1998
Texas bison roam to a new home
“A small herd of purebred Southern Plains bison, the last of
their kind, are being moved to a Texas park where wildlife
officials hope the species will continue to rebound.
Published CNN.com December 16, 1997
Judge limits buffalo kill outside Yellowstone
“A judge Tuesday refused to block government agencies
from killing bison that wander out of Yellowstone
National Park, although he limited the number …”
Published CNN.com December 16, 1997
Bison slaughter continues despite protests, prayers
Correspondent Don Knapp GARDINER, Montana CNN
Published CNN.com March 7, 1997 41%
Yellowstone bison roam into killing fields
Published CNN.com February 17, 1997

APHIS: USDA Animal & Plant Health Inspection
Service “Protecting American Agriculture”
Brucellosis: CATTLE AND BISON
Brucellosis and Yellowstone Bison
Brucellosis: Progress in Eradicating Brucellosis
Brucellosis Affected Herd Report ~ June 2006
Facts about Brucellosis

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BISON RESEARCH
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New Wildlife Compilation Video Available
Cold Mountain, Cold Rivers and BFC
(NAIIP News Path ~ Friday, October 18, 2002)

PBS: American Buffalo ‘Spirit of a Nation’
Buffalo Nation ~*~ Troubled Herds
A Symbol of Strength ~*~ Resources

National Park Service
Yellowstone’s Northern Range Chapter 7 ~ Bison
“Complexity & Change In A Wildland Ecosystem”
Informational Report “On the Risk of Transmission
of Brucellosis From Infected Bull Bison to Cattle”

Status of the Wood Bison (Bison bison athabascae) in Alberta
Alberta Environment/Alberta Sustainable Resource Development
#100, 3115 – 12 Street NE ~ Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2E 7J2
Telephone: 403-297-3362

Center For Bison Studies “Montana State University-Bozeman”
Research on Bison Issues

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RAISING BISON / MIRACLE
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Miracle Appears in Spin Magazine!
“Exerpts from the January 1995 issue of Spin Magazine,
concerning “Miracle” a female white buffalo calf born
on August 20, 1994 in Janesville, Wisconsin, on the
ranch of Dave and Valerie Heider.”

Miracle’s Website – Miracle, the Sacred White Buffalo
Web site by, Stephanie M. Schwartz
Miracle, The Sacred White Buffalo
August 20, 1994 ~ September 19, 2004
Miracle Walks On By Stephanie M. Schwartz,

Daval’s White Buffalo Farms Inc. “The White Buffalo calf,
White Miracle, was born August 20, 1994 on the Dave, Valerie,
and Cory Heider farm on the morning of August 20, 1994. She is
considered to be the first white buffalo calf born since 1933.”

Ho-Chunk Nation Bison Prairie I “Welcome to Bison
Prairie I, working farm/ranch of the Ho-Chunk Nation
dedicated to the reintroduction of the bison.”

Pueblo of Sandia Bison Herd “The Pueblo of Sandia is very happy to be home
to a small but growing herd of bison. Sandia has created a 300 acre preserve
to support the basic principles of the Bison Program which include sustainable
natural resource management, preserving the health and cultural value of bison,
as well as creating and utilizing a no-development area on the reservation
with a minimum impact on the natural environment.” New Mexico

Hunting Society ~ Bison Recipes and Product Sources

BisonCentral.com! “Welcome to Bisoncentral.com, where the
buffalo roam on the World Wide Web. This is the most comprehensive
bison information website on the internet today.”
Michigan Bison/American Buffalo Sellers

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BISON/BUFFALO ASSOCIATIONS & INFORMATION
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Inter-Tribal Bison Cooperative “The American buffalo, also known as bison, has always held great meaning for American Indian people. To Indian people, buffalo represent their spirit and remind them of how their lives were once lived, free and in harmony with nature. In the 1800’s, the white-man recognized the reliance Indian tribes had on the buffalo. Thus began the systematic destruction of the buffalo to try to subjugate the western tribal nations. The slaughter of over 60 million buffalo left only a few hundred buffalo remaining.”

National Bison Association (NBA) “In 1995 the American Bison Association (formed in 1975) and the National Buffalo Association (chartered in 1966) merged to become the National Bison Association. The NBA has over 2400 members in all 50 states and 16 foreign countries.”
Dakota Territory Buffalo Association
Members Dakota Territory Buffalo Association
Eastern Bison Association
Members Eastern Bison Association
Great Plains Buffalo Association
Producers, Resources and other Links
Iowa Bison Association
Members Iowa Bison Association
Michigan Bison Association
Members Michigan Bison Association
Minnesota Buffalo Association
Members Minnesota Buffalo Association
Missouri Bison Association
Members Missouri Bison Association
Nebraska State Buffalo Association
North Dakota Buffalo Association
Members North Dakota Buffalo Association
Northwest Bison Association
Members Northwest Bison Association
Full Members (Buffalo Raisers) ~ Associate Members
Oklahoma Bison Association
Members of the Oklahoma Bison Association
Pennsylvania Bison Association
Members of the Pennsylvania Bison Association:
Pennsylvania ~ Ohio ~ New York ~ Connecticut
Virginia ~ West Virginia ~ Canada
Texas Bison Association
Members Texas Bison Association
Wisconsin Bison Producers Association
Members Wisconsin Bison Producers Association

Native Americans of the Plains
The Bison (American Buffalo) ~*~ Food: Meat

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BISON/BUFFALO FARMS & RANCHES
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AG Sites Links to Bison Farming Web Sites

Bison Prairi I “Welcome to Bison Prairie I, working farm/ranch
of the Ho-Chunk Nation dedicated to the reintroduction of the bison.
Here on the ranch we practice organic farming, and have started prairie
and native grass restoration. The bison in our herd are grass fed and
we are developing a rotational system that will encompass approximately
400 acres when complete. At this time we do not have meat to sell but
anticipate that this may happen some time in the future.”

Great Lakes Buffalo Company, Inc.
2690 Riggsville Rd, Cheboygan, MI 49721 USA
Phone: 231-627-5418 E-mail: romanik@freeway.net
Wholesale ~ Retail ~ Mail Order

MapleWinds Farm “The MapleWinds Farm is operated by the
Tom & Cyndi Apsey family. The MapleWinds Gift Shop offers
a complete line of choice healthy BISON meat from tenderloins
to burger, jerky and sausages. The farm in located 2 miles west
of Harrisville, Michigan on M-72 , on the corner of M-72 and
Poor Farm Rd. (Enter from Poor Farm Rd.) 989-724-5010.

Double EE Buffalo Ranch “The Ranch is run by Ron O’Rourke,
he has two ranch hands, his daughter Emily and his wife Beth.
We are truly a Mom and Pop operation!” Vanderbilt, Michigan
Double E Buffalo Ranch, 8450 O’Rourke Road, Vanderbilt, MI 49795
Telephone: 989-983-4433 ~ FAX: 989-983-2077