It is estimated that before 1800, 60 million bison roamed the continent.
By 1880, the combination of disease, environmental stress, and hunting dwindled that number to just a few hundred.
Today, some 400,000 bison call North America home. The Beef State is the number two state for the bison population with more than 20,000. While some roam in large state and national parks, others are being grown for consumption.
In southeast Nebraska, Miller Bison has been raising and marketing bison for more than 20 years.
Learn more about the operation in this feature story: