American Bison: Facing the Storm

About the Show

An epic account of man's tempestuous relationship with the symbol of wild America, the bison, a creature that once populated the plains of North America in the tens of millions. Native Plains Indians shared a sacred relationship with the species until the 19th century when they were almost completely eradicated from the continent. Rich with beautiful cinematography that captures the species in the wild, this entrancing documentary also offers an impressive collection of rare photographs and film footage that illustrate the near-fatal decline of the bison and its miraculous escape from extinction. The documentary recounts this harrowing history, explores the future of bison today and exposes the drive to restore bison to immense tracts of the Great Plains.