National Bison Range

In 1908, the federal government established the National Bison Range in the middle of our treaty-reserved home, the Flathead Indian Reservation, on land taken without our consent. The bison herd there descends from a free-ranging Reservation herd started by Tribal members in the 1800’s when plains bison were near extinction.
Through Public Law 116-260, Congress has now restored the Bison Range to federal trust ownership for the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT) so that our award-winning natural resource managers can take over as stewards of the Range’s bison, wildlife and land.
This region consists of 19,000 acres of natural grassland, which is home to about 500 American bison and other inhabitants such as birds, whitetail and mule deer, elk, and bighorn sheep. Occasionally I have seen a brown bear.

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