Friday, October 17, 2014


Bison can weigh as much as 2,000 pounds. Historically, the animal played an essential role in the lives of the Lakota (Sioux), who relied on the "tatanka" for food, clothing and shelter. 

50 million buffalo roamed the west prior to European settlement. By 1890 the herd size was down to 2000. Now total buffalo population in the US is up to around 500,000. The herd size in Custer State Park is 1300.

buffalo rule the roads

1 comment:

Terri said...

In the mid 90s we visited the park - stayed in Custer, SD and went into the park several times. We were surrounded by buffalo once while we were in our little Grand Am. They are magnificent. Thanks for a fond memory revisited.