Tatanka: Story of the Bison, Deadwood

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Learn how the North American bison population plummeted from 60 million to less than 1,000 at Tatanka: Story of the Bison. Walk among life-sized statues of 14 bison pursued by Native Americans on horseback, and learn how indigenous people depended on the animal for food, clothing, tools, and much more. Don't miss the short film starring actor Kevin Costner, who strives to bring the park into the public eye. Use our Deadwood vacation builder to visit Tatanka: Story of the Bison on your trip to Deadwood, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Your visit starts with a short film narrated by Kevin Costner. We could feel his passion. Museum displays memorabilia of Dances with Wolves and Native American artifacts. A local Lakota tribe member.....  more
    Your visit starts with a short film narrated by Kevin Costner. We could feel his passion. Museum displays memorabilia of Dances with Wolves and Native American artifacts. A local Lakota tribe member.....  more »
  • We took the guided tour of the facility and had a wonderful guide who gave us an impassioned story of the bison and how the Native Americans depended on them for survival. There are excellent... 
    We took the guided tour of the facility and had a wonderful guide who gave us an impassioned story of the bison and how the Native Americans depended on them for survival. There are excellent...  more »
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  • Excellent movie and tour! The speaker was very informative. It's a shame Kevin Cosner has to sell it.
  • We visited this while on a 2 week trip through Montana, South Dakota and Wyoming. My husband is Dakota Sioux. The gentleman who narrated our trip is Lakota Sioux. We had a wonderful history filled time.

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