Once they roamed the Western plains by the millions. But as the nation expanded in the late 1800s, the buffalo─or American bison─was hunted to the brink of extinction. This moving documentary looks at the history of the bison, its unique relationship to Native American life and lore, and the efforts of conservationists and scientists to protect the majestic animal. 78 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital stereo.