If you Google the words “buffalos” and “Dakota”, the first entry might be the town of Buffalo in (South) Dakota. That makes sense. Its surface area of less than one square kilometer gives us permission to talk about it as if we knew it well (suffice it to say, it isn’t the much more famous Buffalo in New York). And the gallery of city views on Maps is pretty telling. Check it out. We are in the land where urban planners have free enterprise, where men design the streets (strictly at right angles) and the streets design the cities. In the background: the immense space where buffalos graze.
THE SIOUX BUFFALOS
The Google search was actually aimed at something else, though. In South Dakota the Rosebud tribe of Sioux native Americans has recently started a project to breed a herd of buffalos in the wild. It is a question of food. But it’s also cultural. It’s the same thing, really.
THE CULTURAL HUNT
Il Bisonte Journal doesn’t need any pretexts to start a new, small series of posts on this project that embraces the animal bearing the brand’s name. As usual, it is a question of bringing to light a new virtuous struggle, and of pondering the names of things, of revealing the mechanisms of time that help rediscover – on the American plains – the need for sustainability.