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Well first -- is a big powerful -- it was cool seeing them up close -- these 61 bison are genetically pure putting them among only a few thousand left and all of North America.
They are direct descendants if you will of the millions that role in the great plains before nearly being wiped out in the 1880s.
And the -- Montana's -- and get them back non complaints in the care.
Of the same tribes that depended on the -- -- for everything food clothing shelter you name it.
So few weeks ago the state relocated 61 pure -- and from a holding and real don't national arm.
And handed them over to the -- and appointments who drive the northeastern Montana home.
When I think of my ancestors.
They would be so pleased that this has occurred finally.
Finally a reversal of fortune if you will for the Indian people.
Now there are hundreds of thousands of other -- in the country but they are -- with cattle and treated as livestock raised for their -- opponents are mainly the ranchers and wheat farmers of northeastern Montana instead of -- the bison as an icon they see them.
As a nuisance that breaks down fences and competes with cattle for prime grazing land.
All the years there have been a lot of conflicts with -- bison escape being in doing a lot of damage we interviewed one cattlemen.
Who shot five -- in one day on this property they were.
Cause -- problems cattle last year they call some 20000 dollars that he's afraid that this is just the beginning.
And that what conservation is really want is to create a three and a half million acre wildlife reserve with no room for ranchers and the opponents got to judge just recently to issue.
A an injunction blocking any more future relocation so that's to be tied up in the courts for a while bill.
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