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Published in Great Plains Research 19.1 (Spring 2009): 137-138. © 2009 Copyright by the Center for Great Plains Studies, University of Nebraska-Lincoln.


Swiss-born University of North Dakota anthropologist Felix Sebastian Braun focuses on the recent development of the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation’s bison herd program by tracing the origins, implementation, and demise of Pte Hca Ka, a corporation designed to establish a sizeable bison presence on the reservation for a variety of sociocultural and economic reasons. Buffalo Inc.’s 14 chapters roughly divide into three parts, each of which includes a chapter specifically focused on Pte Hca Ka along with contextualizing commentary chapters.