Bird catches a ride on a bison (copy)
TOMMY MARTINO, Missoulian

Bison from their beginnings to now will be the topic of Lee Silliman’s illustrated free lecture at the Lolo Community Center on Thursday.

Silliman will discuss the origin of bison, their natural enemies, bison art and the importance of the bison in Plains Indian Culture. He’ll also document the decline of the bison during the period of white settlement of the west and discuss the animal’s current status.

Silliman is a retired Montana high school teacher, author, photographer, photo archivist and museum curator. His photos and vintage engravings of the American West have been displayed in more than 90 venues throughout Montana and 10 other states since 1988.

The presentation is a feature of the monthly public meeting of the Travelers’ Rest Chapter of the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation starting at 7 p.m. The Lolo Community Center is south of the Highway 12 intersection in Lolo at 2345 U.S. Highway 93.

Missoulian Staff

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