Bison Nickel Necklace with Opal
"On May 9th, 2016, President Obama signed the National Bison Legacy Act, making the American bison––or the buffalo as it’s more often called––the national mammal. It’s only the second animal to represent the U.S., joining the bald eagle. It’s ironic, of course, because at one time American settlers and hide-hunters killed the animal to near-extinction, and tourists shot the animals from the windows of trains as if the slaughter could last forever. Buffalo had once numbered more than 30 million, and by the end of the 19th century there were only a few hundred in the wild. Today it is estimated 20-25,000 remain in public heards." -taken from an article written in the Atlantic by J. Weston Phippen
Subject of a truly inspiring story of strength and perseverance, the American Bison has captured the hearts of many and is a constant reminder of how truly resilient a spirit can be.
Vintage Nickel with hand set genuine opal. Chain available in a 14-18" adjustable option or a longer 24". Antiqued silver plated chain with sterling clasp.