Dances with Wolves would not have to travel far to find the illustrious “Tatanka” if he were traveling in NW Indiana.
Just South of Cedar Lake and North of Morocco, there is a patch of 1,200 acres with more than 50 Bison (Buffalo).
They eat 9 to 11 hours per day and wander about a barely fenced-in area of Northwest Indiana.
Unbeknownst to many people in the Hoosier land, bison were native to this area until about 1830.
After market hunting became illegal we began to institute commonsense conservation and the number of bison in America is far more than 500,000.
If you travel south on Route 41 from Chicago to Terre Haute, look to your right when you approach Kankakee Sands, 20 miles south of Cedar Lake.
Bring your camera!