An image is taken from the livingness. The Bison becomes dispossessed of body, of land. A social nonbelonging?
Feed off all parts of the animal, leaving no trace or viable way for the living to return to its pior nature. As if gods and beasts are killed, in order to replace them with safe symbols made within the measurable limits of human imagination, images of the slain are omnipresent. Desire to possess the teeth but not the bite.
Manitoba's symbol for the province is the bison. The history of their mass slaughter is audible. A phantom screeching brake, present in every municipal incision.