Bison Exhibit Opening at the Heritage Center
The Cherokee Strip Regional Heritage Center is opening a new exhibit on the history of the American Bison. The exhibit will be open to the public on February 11 through March 24. Visitors to the Heritage Center can see the exhibit at no additional cost, with the regular price of admission.
“The American Bison was such an important mammal all across North America, both ecologically and culturally,” said Heritage Center Director Jake Krumwiede. “Their rapid decline to near extinction was catastrophic, but also symbolic of the changes happening in the ever-evolving American West in the latter half of the nineteenth century. The conservation efforts made in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries are admirable, to say the least.”
The exhibit at the Heritage Center was made possible, in part, by the James C. and Teresa K. Day Foundation. The exhibit was originally opened at the C. M. Russell Museum in Great Falls, Montana, in conjunction with the National Endowment for the Humanities. The National Buffalo Foundation has made the exhibit available for tour across North America.
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