The Bison Miracle: New Museum Tells Story of a Genocide Thwarted

A story about the opening of the Museum of the American Bison in Rapid City, South Dakota, with history of American Indians and bison.

Despite efforts by the U.S. government to exterminate the bison as a way to exterminate the Indian, the bison persists, if fragily. Now, a museum devoted to the great animal is open in Rapid City, South Dakota.

The Museum of the American Bison and Great Plains Center is dedicated to telling one of the most captivating stories in our nation’s history – the amazing survival of the American bison. While a sad saga of greed and profiteering that changed the lives and traditions of people over a century ago, the story of the bison today is one of hope and resiliency.

The Museum of the American Bison is a non-profit organization run by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of community members with history and wildlife conservation backgrounds.The museum charges no admission fee.

For more information on the museum, go to BisonMuseum.org.


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