The current plight of the American bison, which once numbered between 30 and 40 million in North America.
A BUFFALO IN THE HOUSE
The True Story of a Man, an Animal, and the American West.
By R. D. Rosen.
New Press. 242 pp. $24.95
Human beings have always relied on plants and animals for survival, but only recently have many plants and animals begun to rely on us for theirs. Perhaps no creature exemplifies this biological role reversal better than the American buffalo.
In A Buffalo in the House, R. D. Rosen uses the story of one buffalo’s entry into the home and hearts of a southwestern couple to illustrate the current plight...