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Give Me a Home Where the Buffalo Roam….Again

A 2014 video report in The New York Times showed efforts to re-introduce the largest animal in Europe, which was hunted to near-extinction in the 19th century. Eight European bison (also known as wisent, but the bison name excites me in a way wisent cannot) had just been released into the wild. That tiny herd produced two calves and had one death, so their number stood at nine when the Times reported. Even as…

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Steve Russell

Enrolled Cherokee, 9th grade dropout, retired judge, associate professor emeritus, and (so far) cancer survivor. Memoir: Lighting the Fire (Miniver Press 2020)