Where the buffalo roam

posted by
April 4, 2011
Mother Jones
by David Samuels  
Posted in Commentary

"The notion that people living on the Plains should cede their land to bison is rooted in a deliberately heretical 1987 article in the academic magazine Planning, titled 'The Great Plains: From Dust to Dust.' Authored by professors Frank and Deborah Popper (he teaches at Princeton and Rutgers; she teaches at Princeton and the City University of New York), it suggested that a large portion of the Great Plains — comprising most of Montana, the Dakotas, Wyoming, and parts of six other Western and Midwestern states — would become almost completely depopulated within a single generation, and should therefore be 'returned to its original pre-white state,' i.e., a bison range." (04/11)



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