Walking Coyote gently lifted the frightened buffalo calf and sang softly. Lone survivor of a herd slaguhtered by white hunters, the calf was one of several buffalo orphans Walking Coyote adopted and later raised on the Flathead Indian Reservation in Montana.
For thousands of years massive herds of buffalo roamed across much of North America, but by the 1870's fewer than fifteen hundred of these animals remained. Hunted to the brink of extinction, the buffalo were in danger of vanishing. With reverent care, Walking Coyote and his family endeavored to bring back the buffalo herds, one magnificent creature at a time.
Here is the inspiring story of hte first efforts to save the buffalo. an animal sacred to Native Americans and a powerful symbol of the American West. From the dedication and foresight of a few individuals such as Walking Coyote came the eventual survival of these majestic animals, one of the great success stories of endangered species rescue in United States history.
Hardcover, 40 pages.