Two hundred years ago, the North American bison herds were estimated to be fifty miles long and twenty miles wide. By 1890, only 635 bison remained. Fortunately, there are now approximately 350,000 bison in North America, and as their meat is highly nutritious, most of them are farmed for food. The American bison is very frequently called a "buffalo," even though bison are not closely related to the true, oxlike buffaloes of the Old World. Dreaming of a bison is a sign that you have tremendous power that you have not yet managed to tap and use productively. Spend some time thinking about what you want to do, and once you have worked it out, use your strength and stamina to make it a reality in your life.