Denver gives 35 more bison to Native American tribes in latest drive
Bison grazing on the tall grass at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal. Photo: Kathryn Scott Osler/The Denver Post via Getty Images
Denver Parks and Recreation gave 35 bison to Native American tribes in three states this week, per multiple reports.
Why it matters: The donation is another step toward Indigenous people claiming back stewardship over animals their ancestors managed for centuries.
Details: Seventeen bison went to the Northern Arapaho Tribe and 12 were given to the Eastern Shoshone Tribe in Wyoming after a ceremony on Wednesday, the Colorado Sun reports.
- Five others went to the Yuchi Tribe in Oklahoma.
- One bison will remain in Colorado at the Tall Bull Memorial Council.
Of note: Denver has donated dozens of bison to Native American tribes over the years in an effort to return the wild animals to their native lands and support conservation efforts.
- Just last year, 33 bison were donated to the Northern Arapaho Tribe, Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes and Tall Bull Memorial Council.
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