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Buffalo song / by Joseph Bruchac ; illustrated by Bill Farnsworth.

Bruchac, Joseph, 1942- (Author). Farnsworth, Bill. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 3 of 3 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library E 305.8979 BRU (Text) 33500009696675 Main Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library E 305.8979 BRU (Text) 33500009696667 Main Available -
Fertile Public Library E 305.8979 BRU (Text) 33500012761532 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781584302803
  • ISBN: 1584302801
  • Physical Description: 1 v. (unpaged) : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
  • Publisher: New York : Lee & Low Books, c2008.

Content descriptions

General Note:
MN American Indian literature.
Summary, etc.:
"The story of the first efforts to save the vanishing bison (buffalo) herds from extinction in the United States in the 1870s and 1880s. Based on the true story of Samuel Walking Coyote, a Salish (Kalispel) Indian who rescued and raised orphaned buffalo calves"--Provided by publisher.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2008 April #1
    For young conservationists, the rescue of the buffalo from the brink of extinction in the 1870s and 1880s is both a dark warning and an inspiration. Drawing on Indian history, this oversize picture book focuses on the essential role of one passionate rescuer, Walking Coyote, of the Salish nation, who struggles to raise orphaned buffalo calves until the endangered species finds safety. Partly fictionalized, the story begins with the only surviving calf of a herd destroyed by white hunters. Young Red Elk persuades his dad to take the calf to Walking Coyote's shelter. Bruchac's long, eloquent afterword fills in the facts of the near extinction and the people and organizations who prevented it, a story so dramatic, it didn't need to be fictionalized. Farnsworth's beautiful, full-bleed oil paintings picture a landscape black with buffalo, and then the calf with the people who help it grow strong enough to join the herd and roam free. Copyright 2008 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Walking Coyote > Juvenile literature.
Kalispel Indians > Biography > Juvenile literature.
Kalispel Indians > Social conditions > Juvenile literature.
American bison > Montana > Little Bitterroot River > Juvenile literature.
Wildlife conservation > Montana > Little Bitterroot River > Juvenile literature.

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