Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Bison Jump

Located in southwest Alberta Canada the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo jump is a terrific World Heritage Convention site with museums and walking trails around one of Canada’s most infamous buffalo jumps. A buffalo jump, or sometimes bison jump, is a cliff formation which Indigenous peoples of North America historically used to hunt and kill plains bison in mass quantities. Legend has it a young First Nations boy wanted a front row seat to see the bison run off the cliff. He hid below the cliff and was… smashed. Hence the name.

Screenshots from filming for NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon
NATIVE | The Prodigies of an Icon https://nativemovie.com is a documentary following the history of bison up through its modern life. The film is supported by the following:
Grant Partner
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