Ken Burns, the master of documentaries, has just released his newest film this October, and you won't want to miss this one. The spotlight is on the majestic American Buffalo, and it's exclusively premiering on PBS.
Buckle up, because you're about to witness the trials and tribulations that the American Buffalo has faced.
It's a story of hope, too – a reminder that we can still come together to make things right.
Back in the day, the American Buffalo was a lifeline for our Native nations. These magnificent animals provided food and shelter, and their existence was intertwined with Indigenous cultures.
But then came the Europeans and Americans, and things took a drastic turn. The once-thriving relationship was disrupted, and by the late 19th century, these buffaloes were on the brink of extinction.
It's a rollercoaster of emotions, and this film captures it all. And guess what? There's a twist in this tale. A group of remarkable folks stepped in to save the day.
We're talking about Native American families, legendary cattleman Charles Goodnight and his wife Molly, and even a railroad tycoon named Austin Corbin.
Oh, and let's not forget the nature writer Ernest Harold Baynes, who trained bison to pull wagons – talk about thinking outside the box!