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Description - Great Plains Bison by Dan O'Brien

A Project of the Center for Great Plains Studies and the School of Natural Resources, University of Nebraska

Great Plains Bison traces the history and ecology of this American symbol from the origins of the great herds that once dominated the prairie to its near extinction in the late nineteenth century and the subsequent efforts to restore the bison population.

A longtime wildlife biologist and one of the most powerful literary voices on the Great Plains, Dan O'Brien has managed his own ethically run buffalo ranch since 1997. Drawing on both extensive research and decades of personal experience, he details not only the natural history of the bison but also its prominent symbolism in Native American culture and its rise as an icon of the Great Plains. Great Plains Bison is a tribute to the bison's essential place at the heart of the North American prairie and its ability to inspire naturalists and wildlife advocates in the fight to preserve American biodiversity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780803285774
ISBN-10: 0803285779
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 127mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Bison Books
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dan O'Brien

Dan O'Brien is the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including Wild Idea: Buffalo and Family in a Difficult Land (available in a Bison Book) and Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch. He founded Wild Idea Buffalo Company in 1997. For more information visit

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