Most people know at least some parts of the rich history of American bison. Vast herds of bison, numbering more than 40 million animals, roamed North America and sustained native cultures from before the beginning of recorded time. Fresh bison meat roasted over a fire formed a ceremonial and spiritual celebration. Dried and mixed with tallow and berries, it formed wasna, a traditional food that warriors carried into battle and indigenous people ate to survive the

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