Osage Nations Adds Bison to their New Ranch Venture

Osage Nations Adds Bison to their New Ranch Venture

The Osage News recently reported on the tribe acquiring 20 bison which will be living on its 43,000-acre Bluestem Ranch. The Osage first acquired the land last year after purchasing it from media magnate Ted Turner, for $74 million.

Osage and non-Osage community members, Osage elected officials and ranch workers were on hand for the delivery of the bison, which took place on the north side of the ranch around 6 p.m. A blessing was given by Osage Minerals Council Chairman Everett Waller. He walked into the pen where the buffalo were being held and with his eagle fan blessed the 20 bison. He spoke about the return of buffalo to the Osage Nation and the blessings it would bring for the Osage people.

“It was a very moving experience,” Principal Chief Geoffrey Standing Bear said. “I believe we are on the right path in restoring the bison to our lands.”

A quick visit over to the ranch's Facebook page and I see they're currently hiring for a couple of positions! Check out https://www.facebook.com/osagenation.gov/ for more information on the positions and how to apply.

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

One Comment “Osage Nations Adds Bison to their New Ranch Venture”

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    Steve Bearhawk


    Enjoy reading and knowing what’s going on in the native world. Wa-do!

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