The correct name is “Head-Smashed-In-Buffalo-Jump” in southern Alberta,Canada, and it’s a National Historic Site of Canada and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
When buffalo (bison) herds were in countless thousands, they were the staff of life for the native peoples of the great plains. At this place, the herds were driven towards the edge of the cliff where they were forced over by the press of the stampeding bodies coming from behind. At the bottom, the animals were killed and every possible portion was used for food,clothing,shelter,fires,sleeping robes and nothing was wasted. It remained for the white man to come and engage in senseless slaughter and decimate the herds until there were only a handful left. Now herds are slowly coming back in protected areas. The Interpretive Centre is a fascinating place to visit and learn the history of the early native people and their culture.
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