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NATIVE AMERICANS, JOBLESSNESS AND THE RETURN OF THE YELLOWSTONE BISON


Animals  (tags: animalwelfare, animals, protection, humans, habitat )

Cal
- 826 days ago - worldcrunch.com
The unemployment rate on Montana's Fort Peck Indian reservation can reach 70%, with scant signs of ways to turn around the local economy. Still, the recent reintroduction of the pure breed of bison can, in tangible ways and otherwise, means something last



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Aletta Kraan (146)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 4:51 am
Noted , thanks !
 

Azaima A. (221)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 4:58 am
fascinating and tragic. long live the bison
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 6:24 am
Noted. Thanks.
 

Allan Yorkowitz (445)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:14 am
After the American eagle, the bison is the animal most associated with this country.
I wish these horrible centuries old death rituals would stop.
 

Gene Jacobson (256)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 12:07 pm
"In the 19th century, there were tens of millions of bison in America. Montana was their favorite area. But over-hunting by Europeans and Native American tribes, droughts, sicknesses and a war of resources for bovine and ovine farms threatened the bison with extinction."

This has to rank right up there with the most heinous human acts against nature of all time. This deliberate mass slaughter of this majestic species is not forgivable because it happened so along ago, we should have been wiser then than we were. The worst tragedy for many species of life on this planet was never anything caused by nature, it is all on homo sapiens. I'm glad we are finally beginning to realize we SHARE this planet, we don't own it, but we are still horrible stewards. Getting better but not nearly fast enough.

 

John B. (175)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 6:20 pm
Thanks Cal for posting the article. Read and noted. I was not only amazed to see the stat for unemployment but that the tribe pays a 22% tax rate and they only get 19% in royalties from the wells is unbelievable.
 

Marie W. (66)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 9:50 pm
Save the bison!
 

Bette M. (91)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:23 pm
I've been to Montana & it is beautiful there.
Seen the buffalos too. They are magnificent
animals & at one time there were 10 million
of them all over the midwest. The indians
back then lived well because of the buffalos.

Save the heritage of all Native American indians
and save the buffalos!!!!!!

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Bette M. (91)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:38 pm
I get the campaign newsletter to save the buffalo.
Also have contributed to their cause to save them.
I sent them a version of my sign off logo that is
always posted here on Care2.
I was stunned to learn they wanted to include my
logo/poem in their news letter & it is posted below.
My full name is listed as the author in their newsletter.

* Last Words

"Wherever you go there once were buffalos & forests.
Plant & protect Danny's trees & buffalos for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth & the buffalos are
the spirit."

~Bette M.

This poem was inspired by Bette's son, Danny,
who took her to Yellowstone to meet the buffalo,
before he left this world far too soon.

Wherever you go there once was a forest.
Plant & protect Danny's trees for life.
Trees are the lungs of the earth.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 20, 2012, 12:56 am
noted
 

Danuta Watola (1205)
Friday July 20, 2012, 1:18 am
Noted
 
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