An up-close look at the remarkable, distinctive bison and its cultural significance in the American West.
Winner of the 2021 National Outdoor Book Awards
The first book of its kind, Bison: Portrait of an Icon tells the story of the bison—its history, majesty, cultural significance, and comeback story—through the stunning, dramatic photography of Audrey Hall. Even more, woven throughout these visually captivating photographs is an extended essay by author Chase Reynolds Ewald. Brought back from the brink of extinction, the bison today—with its rugged, primitive build, its remarkable speed and hardiness, its primeval wooly hide, and its sheer strength—is an icon as distinctly American as the bald eagle.
Chase Reynolds Ewald has been writing about design, travel, and lifestyle for 25 years. A graduate of Yale and the Graduate School of Journalism and U.C. Berkeley, she is currently Senior Editor of Western Art & Architecture Magazine. Residence, Tiburon, CA.
Audrey Hall’s images about culture, style, and travel are featured from social media to television. This is her twelfth book. She lives in Livingston, MT.