alberta
southern alberta
Head-Smashed-In
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump - Head-Smashed-In is a World Heritage Site, preserving a place used by the Plains Indians for six thousand years for hunting rituals. Blackfoot Indians would chase buffalo to a precipice, then collect the meat at the bottom. Today's there's an Interpretive Centre built into the sandstone cliffs. On different levels you can explore the lifestyle, myths, crafts, and archaeology of the Blackfoots, with both European and Blackfoot interpretations provided. At the Theater check out the 10 minute film showing a reenactment of a buffalo hunt (PG material).
At Head-Smashed-In during the summer? The Drumming and Dancing in July and August is spectacular, and probably the best show of tribal costumes in North America. Throughout the year there are special events and family days.

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