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Relocating Yellowstone Bison to Tribal Nations

The bison herd in Yellowstone National Park has grown too large. To reduce its size, park officials plan to kill some of the animals and relocate others to Native American tribal land. Moving some of the bison to the care of Native Americans is being welcomed by the tribes, which have strong spiritual and cultural connections to the animals. Listen to the director of the InterTribal Buffalo Council explain why Yellowstone bison are especially valued by Native Americans and why he feels mixed emotions about the fate of the Yellowstone bison.


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