1954, Natural History Museum
Whether Roaming free or stuffed, this symbol tells a thousand stories
Author David Mamet writes in our 101 Objects Special Issue:
The great Mari Sandoz, historian and novelist of the Plains, called the buffalo the Indians’ “chief commissary.” We Americans today are captivated by the still living survival of that primeval nomad life. Or say, better, perhaps, by our fantasy of such.
Read more of Mamet's essay.