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US tribes get bison as they seek to restore bond with animal


Last updated 3/17/2023 at 8:37am

Matthew Brown

and Thomas Peipert

Associated Press

GOLDEN, Colo. — Dozens of bison from a mountain park outside Denver were transferred Wednesday to several tribes from across the Great Plains, in the latest example of Native Americans reclaiming stewardship over animals their ancestors lived alongside for millennia.

Following ceremonial drumming and singing and an acknowledgement of the tribes that once occupied the surrounding landscape, the bison were loaded onto trucks for relocation to tribal lands.

About a half-dozen of the animals from Colorado will form the nucleus of a new herd...

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