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Filmmaker Ken Burns on his new documentary, ‘The American Buffalo’

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Poster advertising Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show, c.1900.

The buffalo is an American icon – and a symbol of the devastation wrought by the Westward expansion of the 1800s. Filmmaker Ken Burns chronicles the near-extinction of the buffalo and the forced relocation of Native Americans to reservations in a new two-part documentary, “The American Buffalo,” airing October 16 and 17 on PBS. Burns spoke with Colorado Matters senior host Ryan Warner.