Why is it the most iconic of North American animals has no status as true wildlife?

They’ve been saved from extinction, but recent history hasn’t been so romantic for the buffalo. Their storied past has given way to an uncertain future tied up in the realities of land management, bureaucracy, court trials and town-hall meetings.

Today, even as buffalo unite Indian tribes under a common cause, they divide hunters and conservationists, lawmakers and constituents, as America continues to argue what, exactly, home on the range means for the buffalo.

The film is great history. Take a look.