Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump – Alberta, Canada

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

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This place, in what is now Alberta, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, built into the landscape, tells the story of how the Napi People used to drive bison over this cliff thus securing their food source for the winter. Water and wind were critical components to the success of this activity. These days the wind on these vast plains is used to generate energy.

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