16 minutes, 2012, HD
In the late 1880s, the last wild bison were eradicated from the Great Plains of North America. Over 130 years later, a group of Native Americans, biologists, and concerned citizens finally realize the dream of returning genetically pure wild bison to their native land, and in so doing, return a cultural icon to Native people who thought it lost forever. THE RETURN is a follow-up to the feature-length documentary FACING THE STORM: STORY OF THE AMERICAN BISON. It documents the historic transfer of wild, genetically-pure bison from Yellowstone National Park to the Fort Peck tribes of northeastern Montana.