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This Bison or Buffalo Brooch is crafted with a hinged pin on the back to secure it to you garment. Buffalo are the largest land mammals in North America and considered a keystone species. They once roamed the continent in great herds. Their grazing pressure helped shape the ecology of the Great Plains. From what was once called Buffalo nation, the great buffalo herds of the 1800s have been reduced to a few thousand. These buffalo live protected in Yellowstone National Park. They also shaped the native American culture of the plains. "Buffalo have to be there for our culture to exist," says Fred DuBray, a member of the Cheyenne River Sioux tribe who appears in the NATURE program AMERICAN BUFFALO: SPIRIT OF A NATION which tells the sad story of how the buffalo nation was destroyed nearly a century ago by greed and uncontrolled hunting "As we bring our buffalo herds back to health, we will also bring our people back to health."