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The American buffalo / a Florentine Films production ; a film by Ken Burns ; written by Dayton Duncan ; produced by Julie Dunfey, Ken Burns.

Burns, Ken, 1953- (television director,, television producer.). Duncan, Dayton, (screenwriter.). Dunfey, Julie, (television producer.). Coyote, Peter, (narrator.). Squires, Buddy, (director of photography.). Mellish, Craig, (editor of moving image work.). Brannum, Julianna. Container of (work): Homecoming. (Added Author). Florentine Films, (production company.). Public Broadcasting Service (U.S.), (publisher.).


The American Buffalo delves into over 10,000 years of North American history, exploring the evolution and significance of buffalo to Native American people on the Great Plains and highlighting the near-extinction of the American buffalo, driven by factors such as the buffalo robe trade, westward expansion, diseases, and drought. The second episode follows a diverse group, including Theodore Roosevelt and Charles Goodnight, in their efforts to rescue the species from extermination, showcasing the remarkable capacity to reverse environmental damage when collective action is taken.

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781531715724
  • ISBN: 1531715729
  • Physical Description: 2 videodiscs (approximately 4 hr.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in., in container 19 x 14 x 2 cm
  • Publisher: [Arlington, Virginia] : PBS, [2023]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Spirit of a people. A story of resilience"--Container.
Originally broadcast in 2023.
Special feature: Homecoming by Julianna Brannum.
Formatted Contents Note:
disc 1. Blood memory -- disc. 2. Into the storm ; Homecoming / by Julianna Brannum.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Cinematography, Buddy Squires ; edited by Craig Mellish.
Participant or Performer Note:
Narrated by Peter Coyote ; voices: Adam Arkin, Tantoo Cardinal, Tim Clark, Tokala Clifford, Jeff Daniels, Hope Davis, Paul Giamatti, Murphy Guyer, Michael Horse, Derek Jacobi, Gene Jones, Carolyn McCormick, Craig Mellish, Jon Proudstar, Chaske Spencer, Richard Whitman.
System Details Note:
DVD; NTSC, region 1; audio format: 5.1 surround (English), 2.0 stereo (English, Spanish); wide screen.
Language Note:
Soundtracks in English and Spanish.
Subject: American bison > Great Plains > History.
Indians of North America > Great Plains > History.
American bison hunting > Great Plains > History.
American bison > Conservation > West (U.S.) > History > 19th century.
Indians of North America > Great Plains > History.
Bison d'Amérique > Grandes Plaines > Histoire.
Peuples autochtones > Grandes Plaines > Histoire.
Bison d'Amérique > Chasse > Grandes Plaines > Histoire.
Genre: Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
video recordings (physical artifacts)
Documentary films.
Feature films.
Nonfiction films.
Nature television programs.
Wildlife television programs.
Documentary television programs.
Nonfiction television programs.
Television mini-series.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings for people with visual disabilities.
Television series.
Television programs.
Video recordings.
Émissions télévisées sur la nature.
Émissions télévisées sur la faune et la flore.
Documentaires télévisés.
Séries télévisées.
Émissions télévisées autres que de fiction.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées auditives.
Vidéos pour personnes handicapées visuelles.
Émissions télévisées.

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Homer Public Library DVD 599.64 AME (Text) 000152924 Video Checked out 06/25/2024

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