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National Bison Day

November 6, 2021

National Bison Day

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National Bison Day is November 6, 2021, a day dedicated to the cultural, ecological, historical, and economic contributions of American bison to the United States.

The rewilding of bison is one of conservation’s greatest success stories. Wild View shares a collection of some of our posts dedicated to recognizing our national mammal.

Titans of the Prairie

For the Lakota, the buffalo was not just a provider of food, fiber, and shelter, but is at the heart of our creation as a people. –Joseph Gazing Wolf. Photo by ©Joseph Gazing Wolf.

Mitákuyepi, Tatanka Oyate – My Relatives, the Buffalo Nation

Tatanka Oyate, the buffalo, is a beloved relative for tribal communities throughout the North American plains. –Joseph Gazing Wolf. Photo by ©Joseph Gazing Wolf.

Pearl of the Pojoaque

One bison is different from the others with a coat that shines a pearly white in the bright New Mexico sun. –Julie Larsen Maher. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.

Big Bison, Big Herd, Big Success

American bison, Chaska, otherwise known as “Little Big Head” or “LBH” for short, cannot be missed. –Brent Atkinson. Photo by Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS.

A Night’s Tale

Using the dim light of an oil lamp, Sanborn chose some of the bison’s hay and constructed a bed for himself. The photographer boasted that he would be sleeping within seven-eighths of an inch of an American bison. –Julie Larsen Maher. Photo by ©Wildlife Conservation Society.

Transporting History

As we celebrate the passage of the National Bison Legacy Act designating bison as the nation’s mammal, we also remember the historic effort that went into securing the survival of this species. –Madeleine Thompson. Photo by ©Wildlife Conservation Society.

Message of Hope

I am holding on to this founding message of hope as we look toward the future of our planet and all its inhabitants. –Madeleine  Thompson. Photo by ©Wildlife Conservation Society.

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deidre havrelock
April 5, 2022 at 12:37 pm

I was wondering if the bison seal that is posted on the Nationalmammal.org site is free to use in print?