Buffalo Inc.: American Indians and Economic Development is a study of the fifteen-year effort by the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation's company to achieve economic success with a tribally-owned and operated buffalo operation. Anthropology professor Sebastian Felix Braun conducted fieldwork on the reservation studying the Pte Hca Ka project that developed the buffalo ranching operation on the reservation. The goal was to achieve a tribally-owned and operated business that combined Lakota cultural values in an ecologically sound effort. The book looks at the management style of the operation when it began and how the company changed over time to become a firm that operated on a solid business model. The book takes into consideration the tribal government's role in creating a sustainable economic development that honoured the cultural and spiritual values of the community. Issues discussed include sustainability, economic development, sovereignty, ecology, health, and tribal history. This is a valuable case study of one Nation's efforts to control their own economy and maintain their tribal sovereignty.