Re-Bisoning the West

Re-Bisoning the West

Restoring an American Icon to the Landscape

Kurt Repanshek


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"Repanshek paints evocative scenes…he describes efforts to protect the last remnants of bison and addresses their conservation status today." —PUBLISHERS WEEKLY

"Kurt Repanshek eloquently lays out the case for how we might bring bison back in sufficient numbers to restore vibrant life on the land. Deep knowledge and cool–headed reasoning inform a narrative for redressing historical wrongs and helping to ensure a palatable way forward." —MARY ELLEN HANNIBAL, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction

Award–winning journalist Kurt Repanshek traces the history of bison from the species' near extinction to present–day efforts to bring bison back to the landscape—and the biological, political, and cultural hurdles confronting these efforts. Repanshek explores Native Americans' relationships with bison, and presents a forward–thinking approach to returning bison to the West and improving the health of ecosystems.