The Buffalo Roundup might have started out of necessity for controlling the buffalo population in Custer State Park, but it has transformed into a lasting and prominent fall event. As stated in the Rapid City Journal article, Custer State Park's buffalo herds began with 36 head of buffalo descended from five buffalo calves ensnared during one of the last buffalo hunts in 1881. These actions have helped the American bison avoid extinction and become internationally known.
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