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The Burning of The Bluff Bison

On Sunday, December 21st, the town of Bluff, Utah will hold a very unique winter solstice celebration featuring the burning of a life-size effigy of the now-extinct bison antiquus, which stood up to 12 feet tall at the hump when it roamed North American landscapes during the Pleistocene era. KSJD's Tom Yoder talks with Joe Pachak and J.R. Lancaster, the artists behind the bison sculpture, and Jonathan Till, a Bluff resident and archaeologist, about the connection between the bison effigy and local rock art, and why this winter solstice event is forming a new tradition in the town of Bluff.