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The grass is greener...
Dan O'Brien says that, as soon as he saw buffalo on his pasture, he knew it was the right thing to do.

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MPR's All Things Considered,
October 11, 2001
This is the full-length version of the on-air interview.
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Buffalo for the Broken HeartBuffalo for the Broken Heart:
Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch

by Dan O'Brien
Random House, 2001

Rancher and writer Dan O'Brien took a leap of faith five years ago. He says he was so desperately in need of change that he'd become physically and mentally sick. He found that change when, almost on a whim, he moved a dozen buffalo calves onto his land. In his new book, Buffalo for the Broken Heart, O'Brien describes how his growing herd heals his spirit and his land.

The book opens with a description of his first face-to-face meeting with a bison. It came unexpectedly while he was out driving the range in his pickup, trying to sort out his troubles.

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