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‘It’s time to cross the line, the fabricated line of the reservations that prevent us from recognition, responsibility, and economic recognition,’ Carol Anne Hilton writes
Jun 28, 2021
The North American bison herd was all but destroyed by European “hide hunters” in the early 1880s, but it’s still possible to sketch the animals’ former range from outer space.
A satellite image of the nighttime sky over the Canadian Prairies and the American Plains is a million pinpoints of light, shimmering testaments to industrialization. But the dark spaces also have a stories to tell. A few years ago, Donna Feir, an economist at the University of Victoria, and a couple of co-authors used nighttime light to help them isolate the communities of the Indigenous tribes that had created thriving, bison-based economies.