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"Impressively informative and exceptionally well written...an extraordinary and detailed history of species restoration of paramount importance for community and academic library collections, as well as the personal reading lists of the non-specialist general readers with an interest in the subject."
--MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
"A fascinating perspective...Re-Bisoning the West
demonstrates the complex relationships the species maintains with the earth and humanity itself."
"Repanshek paints evocative scenes...he describes efforts to protect the last remnants of bison and addresses their conservation status today."
"Kurt Repanshek eloquently lays out the case for how we might bring bison back in sufficient numbers to restore vibrant life on the land. Deep knowledge and cool-headed reasoning inform a narrative for redressing historical wrongs and helping to ensure a palatable way forward."
--MARY ELLEN HANNIBAL
, author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction
Award-winning journalist Kurt Repanshek traces the history of bison from the species' near extinction to present-day efforts to bring bison back to the landscape--and the biological, political, and cultural hurdles confronting these efforts. Repanshek explores Native Americans' relationships with bison, and presents a forward-thinking approach to returning bison to the West and improving the health of ecosystems.