Bison Fields

(Saskatchewan CORE)


Bison Field features several important themes in Saskatchewan’s political history: the disappearance of wild plains bison, the appearance of wheat and farming culture, and the theme of fire. Bison were crucial to the survival of native peoples in the prairies. They were nearly hunted to extinction by white settlers, who supplanted the natural prairie with crops of wheat and barley.

Bison Field juxtaposes the themes of bison and wheat, and sets them on fire as a literal way of burning the stereotypes and colonial history still present in Saskatchewan today.


CORE Poster displayed at the Regional Network Center (11×17) – click on image to download Adobe .pdf copy:


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