Washington, D.C. – One of Wyoming's two U-S Senators is co sponsoring a bill to put the bison on the nickel for the first time since early last century. Mike Enzi is sponsoring the legislation with Ben Nighthorse Campbell who is from Colorado.
To help their cause they brought a live buffalo to the capitol.
If Congress approves the proposal the treasury would mint the nickels for six months for sometime in 2005 or 2006. Enzi says he's doing this to raise awareness about the buffalo's role in American culture.