WILMINGTON, Ill. — In a story Oct. 14 about a National Bison Day event, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Bison expert Duane Lammers owns the ranch where “Dances with Wolves” was filmed. Lammers has operated the ranch, but never owned the facility.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Midewin prairie to celebrate National Bison Day Nov. 5
Midewin National Tall Grass Prairie will celebrate National Bison Day Nov. 5
WILMINGTON, Ill. — Midewin (MIHD’-wihn) National Tall Grass Prairie will celebrate National Bison Day on Nov. 5.
Officials say the grazing of a small herd of bison at Midewin is helping restore the prairies. President Barack Obama signed a law in May honoring the bison as the national mammal.
The site in three weeks will host presentations about the majestic animal under a tent at the Iron Bridge Trailhead.
Jim Stone is executive director of the Rapid City, South Dakota-based InterTribal Buffalo Council. He will talk about the work the council is doing to restore buffalo and preserve American Indian tradition and spiritual relationships.
Bison expert Duane Lammers will talk about the economic possibilities of the animal. Lammers, a TV and movie consultant, has operated the ranch where “Dances with Wolves” was filmed.