Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump World Heritage Site. That’s an incredible name, isn’t it?!
When hunting buffalo, a key tactic for Plains Indians was to spark a stampede and drive the buffalo over a cliff to their deaths. At Head-Smashed-In, archaeologists have found thousands of years’ worth of evidence that tribes such as the Blackfoot used this cliff for that purpose — as a “buffalo jump.”
We toured the museum and particularly enjoyed the video reenactment of a buffalo hunt. (The museum also made me yearn for my days of atlatl practice.)
Head-Smashed-In was our last visit in Canada for this particular trip, except for a dinner in Lethbridge with lifelong friends of Dan’s. Tomorrow we schlep 7-8 hours south, back into Montana.
Audiobooks completed so far:
Part 1: Jackson Hole
Part 2: Craters of the Moon
Part 3: Idaho Falls
Part 4: Kootenay National Park
Part 5: Banff National Park
Part 6: Calgary
Part 7: Edmonton Fringe Festival
Part 8: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
Part 9: The Home Stretch