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In the Presence of Buffalo (book by Dan Brister)
1 year ago


This inspiring narrative weaves personal reflections and stories of the present-day buffalo slaughter with information gathered through historical, cultural, and scientific research. Five chapters explore the complex relationship between human beings and bison.

Author Daniel Brister has dedicated his life to protecting the buffalo through field work and at every level of the policy arena. In the Presence of Buffalo was motivated by his desire to see the buffalo honored and respected and the slaughter stopped.

The first 100 books ordered through Buffalo Field Campaign will be hand-signed by the author.

from the author:
"My book is a personal account of the ongoing controversy surrounding America’s last wild population of native bison from the point of view of someone who has been intimately involved with their protection for a decade and a half. More than a scholarly or political look at the buffalo slaughter, it is a unique weave of personal narrative and historical exploration."
Proceeds will directly benefit Buffalo Field Campaign.

Product Details
Foreword by Doug Peacock
Paperback: 126 pages
Publisher: Westwinds Press (July 1, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0871089599
ISBN-13: 978-0871089595
Product Dimensions: 0.4 x 6 x 7.8 inches

Note: The book will be published in July 2013. Because we do not yet have them in stock, orders may take several weeks to ship.
Price: $16.99
1 year ago

* "In the Presence of Buffalo" Receiving Strong Reviews.
Order a Copy Today and Help Spread the Word.

"In the Presence of Buffalo: Working to Stop the Yellowstone Slaughter," is the long-awaited book by BFC Director Dan Brister that was published in July by Graphic Arts Books. Reviews have been very positive (see links below), and the book has been selling well. "In the Presence of Buffalo" is a unique and inspiring work shedding light on the history and current management of wild buffalo, their deep relationship with First Nations, and the livestock industry's use of force to maintain control of vast expanses of public lands. Dan digs painfully deep at times as he weaves personal stories with those of the buffalo. The power of "In the Presence of Buffalo" comes directly from Dan's firsthand experiences and his powerful writing. Dan breathes new life into a traditional American theme. Everyone who values wild buffalo should have a copy of this book.

ORDER NOW via BFC's merch page and proceeds will directly benefit Buffalo Field Campaign's important work.

If you've already read it, please take the time to share your thoughts on Amazon, Goodreads, and elsewhere. The more people who read this book, the more informed, inspired, and widespread will be the buffalo's network of support.

from the Publisher's Weekly Review:
"...Brister stirs up frustration in this visceral portrayal of the wasting of one of our great natural resources...Brister presents a strong thorough argument but his book is more than just animal rights advocacy. It's a personal, cultural, political examination of the buffalo's place in a human world."

from one of the Amazon Customer Reviews:
"This book will break your heart, piss you off, and maybe – just maybe – inspire you to fight injustice and cruelty wherever you find it. 'In the Presence of Buffalo' is an American masterpiece."

from the Sonoron Connection Review:
"Dan's and the Buffalo Field Campaign's story is an inspiration to all of us who cherish wild creatures and shows that we can stand up against those who would destroy them. If this book doesn't move you to take action, nothing will. Perhaps the truth will set the Yellowstone buffalo free."

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