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"There is no describing [the prairies]…They inspire feelings so unique, so distinct from anything else, so powerful, yet vague and indefinite, as to defy description, while they invite the attempt."

- John C. Van Tramp, Prairie and Rocky Mountain Adventures (1860)


  • "Across The Wide Missouri" by Bernard DeVoto

  • "All But The Waltz" by Mary Cleaman Blew

  • "American Buffalo - In Search of a Lost Icon" by Steven Rinella

  • "American Serengeti - The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains" by Dan Flores

  • "Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America" by Linda Lawrence Hunt

  • "Braiding Sweetgrass" by Robin Kimmerer

  • "Eager - The Secret Lives of Beavers and Why They Matter" by Ben Goldfarb

  • "Going to Highwood" by John Stephenson-Love

  • "Great Plains" by Ian Frazier

  • "Last Bus to Wisdom" by Ivan Doig

  • "Life and Death at the Mouth of the Musselshell" by H. Duane Hampton

  • "Montana Women Homesteaders" by Sarah Carter

  • "My Antonia" by Willa Cather

  • "Prairie - A Natural History" by Candace Savage

  • "The American Spirit - Who We Are and What We Stand For" by David McCullough

  • "The Wonder of Birds - What They Tell Us About Ourselves, the World, and a Better Future" by Jim Robbins

  • "The Nature Fix - Why Nature Makes Us Happier, Healthier, and More Creative" by W. W. Norton & Company

  • "Theodore Roosevelt and Bison Restoration on the Great Plains" by Glenn Plumb and Keith Aune

  • "Rewilding the West - Restoration in a Prairie Landscape" by Richard Manning

  • "Yellow Wolf: His Own Story" by Lucullus Virgil McWhorter


  • Threshold - Season 1: Threshold dedicated its entire first season of podcasts to the story of American Bison. American Prairie Reserve features prominently throughout.
  • Threshold - Episode 6: "Territory Folks Should All Be Pals" focuses on American Prairie Reserve's bison restoration as well as ranching in Phillips County, Montana.
  • Into the Woods with Scott Carrier: This episode of The New Yorker Radio Hour explores the themes of wildlife and public access.
  • The Joe Rogan Experience - Episode 942: Writer and historian Dan Flores makes a guest appearance discusses his books "Coyote America: A Natural & Supernatural History" and "American Serengeti: The Last Big Animals of the Great Plains"
  • MeatEater - Episode 148: Steven Rinella talks with American Prairie Reserve Founder Sean Gerrity.