To defend the buffalo and therefore also the rights of the Indians of the great prairies, Dix Leroy, a former cavalry officer, founded the "Buffalo Patrol". The proper translation of this title into Italian should have been 'La pattuglia dei bisonti', but perhaps to harmonise with the original title it became "La Pattuglia dei Bufali". Dix is accompanied by all sorts of individuals, in particular old Buddy Crock, a former army mate of Leroy's, brawny Big Max and the comical Tobias G. Tobias, called "Moschito", who is very deft at throwing the boomerang. The series was created by Roy d'Amy, once again valiantly assisted by his best pupils, especially Giovanni Ticci and Renzo Calegari. D'Amy himself, in 1975, designed the covers for the reprint of the series, after a prolonged period away from the world of comics. In fact, "La Pattuglia dei Bufali" was the last series to which D'Amy contributed, before turning from his work as an illustrious author into a publishing agent and then a publisher in his own right.