Day 5: Head Smashed in Buffalo jump

We just left Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump where the Blackfoot ancestors used to hunt Buffalo.
I won’t get into the name; it is self explanatory, but the tribe local to the area used to create runways to herd the buffalo down using a strategy they developed after the years of studying them. These hunts took place over 5000 years ago and involved up to 800 young people.
The view from the top of the cliff was quite spectacular as you could see the Rockies off in the distance.
Looking forward to more sight seeing.

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