Friday, August 21, 2009

Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump

One of the neat things about the foothills is the history. We have some great museums and some amazing historical sites.

One such place is Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump .

This particular buffalo jump was used by the Blackfoot tribes for almost 3000 years.

Here's the view from the top:

And the view from the bottom:

The museum at the site was really well done and I learned quite a bit of local history that I didn't know! (Did you know that when the Europeans came to Canada, they would look for buffalo jumps and mine the base of the cliffs for the phosphurus found in the bones?) I was also able to pick up a stone tool identification book and some archaeology field reports from the Lethbridge Arcaeology Association.

Here's a few more of my favorite photos from the trip:

1 comment:

  1. I love those mountains...I'm a mountain girl stuck in the flattest place on earth.

    I dated a guy from Alberta before I married my Dane. He was from Canmore, I think. He said it was where Legends of the Fall was filmed... Beautiful country!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!