North Dakota tribe won't accept bison this year
Tuesday, May 11, 2004

The Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation of North Dakota won't accept bison from a national park this year.

The tribe is under scrutiny for alleged mismanagement of bison culled from Theodore Roosevelt National Park. An agreement between the tribe and the park is on "official hold," the Associated Press reported.

The decision to suspend the transfer of bison for this year "is not a punitive thing against the tribes," a park spokesperson told the AP. The tribe wants to scale down its herd.

The agreement expires next year. Critics say the tribe is neglecting the herd, causing some animals to die.

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Park, Three Affiliated Tribes suspend bison transfer (AP 5/11)

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