is located just 7 miles East of Fort Pierre on historic Highway 1806 which
follows the Missouri River. The expansive site recalls the ancient
prairies on which hugebuffalo herds lived. The new center is located
on the western edge of a large pasture and is oriented so that the
tribe's buffalo graze there in close viewing range. Within the
building, exhibits teach about the importance of the buffalo to Native
Americans, while large windows maintain a visual connection to the herd
and the landscape.
BUFFALO CENTER FACTS
The Lower Brule Sioux Tribe
has three bison pastures (units); the Buffalo Center overlooks the
Cherry Ranch Unit.
The Tribe maintains a herd of
300 bison on 6200 acres.
Building is 3732 sq. ft. in
Members of the Lower Brule
Sioux Tribe operate the Interpretive Center and items in the gift
shop are made by Native American artisans.
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