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Season Three - Episode 38

The Buffalo with Adrian Stimson
The Buffalo, nearly exterminated in North America in the 1800’s, now exist almost exclusively as farmed herds. As a Blackfoot person, Adrian Stimson has an inherent connection to these majestic beasts that dates back centuries. Rather that hunt, Stimson paints their images, hangs their hides in galleries, and now and then performs as one of them.

In this winter episode, Stimson travels on the northern Plains looking at buffalo and their habitat. In the field and the studio, Stimson creates iconic images of these animals and later dons his own robes—in a buffalo inspired performance as the Shaman Exterminator.