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Head smashed in Buffalo jump

Just outside Fort MacLeod, Alberta, Canada is an interesting united nations educational scientific and cultural organization (UNESCO) site called head smashed in Buffalo jump world heritage site. Here there is evidence of human activity for at least 11,000 years. This buffalo jump bears witness to a custom practiced by native people on the Great Plains for nearly 6000 years. Thanks to their excellent understanding of topography and bison behavior, groups of native hunters killed bison by driving them over in a precipice. Head smashed in Buffalo jump has become known around the world as a remarkable site that teaches us about Plains Buffalo culture. This interesting attraction can eat up two or three hours easily. It is about 10 miles off of Highway 2. I recommend their buffalo stew in the cafeteria.

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