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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

The National Bison Legacy Act

We now have a national mammal--the bison. Bison, more commonly known as buffalo, were honored by the National Bison Legacy Act signed into law by President Obama last week. (To learn why bison shouldn't be called as buffalo, click here.)

The bison population was decimated in the 1800s, some say, in an attempt to fully conquer the native peoples of North America. Read more about this dark period of American history in an article from The Atlantic.

Not surprisingly, most of the books we have on bison are in the children's section, but for those adults who are interested in our national mammal, look for A Buffalo in the House the True Story of a Man, an Animal, and the American West by Richard Dean Rosen [eBook] and American Buffalo in Search of a Lost Icon by Steven Rinella [eBook].

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