Killing America's Giants - My words and pictures on the political controversy of the Yellowstone Buffalo Slaughter appeared in the Feb 18th 2017 edition of New Scientist magazine.
The bus rattled along the road that skirted Clew Bay and I drew breath at the sight of a scene I never grow tired of. Islands like a string of green emeralds strung out before me, beneath Ireland’s holy mountain referred to by locals as ‘the reek’ and which some scale barefoot in reverence. Here on this far western edge of Ireland in county Mayo lies an island 14km offshore that reminds some of what once was. Where locals live lives the rest of us it seems, have forgotten how to live.
Independent non profit news and commentary site Truthout.org published my essay on my experiences and what I discovered while working on my Yellowstone buffalo story. In case you missed it. http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/38145-montana-s-beef-with-buffalo-and-yellowstone-s-buffalo-battle
Hushed silence, the Sioux, Lakota warriors speak
Soft voice shares ancient wisdom
In a world of ignorance that doesn't heed
White man, prick your ears, there's much to learn in a world of greed.
Hear! Your elders come to teach.
Storm clouds, steady snows, o'er the sacred Yellowstone
Through frozen ground hot fire heats, stamping feet
Drums beat, thunder roars, eagles soar, battle has begun
'Neath Big Sky buffalo die, the black snake sneaks
While the white man skis.