Other tribes restore buffalo ties

11/24/10

When the people of Stevens Village faced a meat shortage, they reached across time for an answer. The remote native community is located on Alaska's Yukon River 90 air miles northwest of Fairbanks. Historically, moose numbers have been low. Caribou would be good, but they don't inhabit the area. Stevens Village has no trust land, and no treaty to ensure native hunting rights. As wild food sources dwindled, the people turned to an animal that hadn't been seen in generations.

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