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The Buffalo King

  • Aired: 12/09/2013
  • 00:30
  • Rating: NR
An account of the life of Scotty Philip, "The Man Who Saved the Buffalo." Philip was a western South Dakota rancher and businessman who personally witnessed the near-extinction of the American bison. Through financial wheeling-and-dealing, political arm-twisting, and sheer determination, Philip was a leader in the effort to bring the bison back from the brink.
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The Buffalo King
The story of Scotty Phillip and his efforts to save the American Bison from extinction.
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