A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump reflects 6,000 years of Plains Indian history – primarily Blackfoot, as I understand it.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is one of the oldest, most extensive, and best preserved sites that illustrate communal hunting techniques and the way of life of Plains people who, for more than five millennia, subsisted on the vast herds of bison that existed in North America. – UNESCO site
Located about 1 1/2 or 2 hours south of Calgary, it’s the sort of place you take foreign visitors but might otherwise never get to on your own. So in case you don’t get there, here’s a video that gives you a sense of the place. After all, in our individualistic society, it’s hard to understand a communal hunting practice. And in our frenetic society, it’s hard to even imagine a cultural practice that lasted for almost 6,000 years.
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