This is the American buffalo, also known as the bison.

To find some Facts about the Bison, click on the picture.

In the early 1700's millions of bison lived in huge herds and roamed across the plains of North America.

The bison was very important to the Native Americans of the Plains. They provided the people with food, shelter, clothing, and almost everything else needed for survival.

To find out how the bison was central to the people's survival, go to:

Bison: the Great Provider

In the mid-1800's the bison was hunted almost to extinction by the white men. Without the bison, the Native Americans were not able to keep their way of life.

To find out what happened to the bison, go to the

Bison History

To see more pictures of bisons, go to:

Bison Photo Gallery