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Island's bison herd finally returns home to Plains

Eighty years after their ancestors were rounded up and shipped to California's Catalina Island, a herd of bison began the journey home to the Plains on Wednesday.

A ceremony marked the transfer of about 100 animals to the Rosebud Sioux Tribe of South Dakota. The bison are set to arrive on the reservation tonight.

The donation was made possible by the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, which gave $75,000 to pay for shipping costs.

Get the Story:
Returning to a Home on the Range (The Washington Post 12/16)
Catalina bison return to their home on the range (The Palm Springs Desert Sun 12/16)
The way of the buffalo (The Daily Breeze 12/16)
Studies suggested that buffalo herd be reduced (The San Bernardino County Sun 12/16)
Buffalo moving from California island to South Dakota prairie (AP 12/16)

Relevant Links:
Rosebud Sioux Tribe -
In Defense of Animals -
Catalina Island Conservancy -

Related Stories:
Morongo Band's donation pays for transfer of bison (12/14)
Island bison herd donated to Rosebud Sioux Tribe (12/13)