Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Other Site
It’s hard to pass up a sign that says anything about smashed-in heads. For me. This place is a UNESCO world heritage site, but mostly for the sign I imagine.
It’s an ancient native American site. Apparently the braves on top of the cliff would get the buffalo riled up, then chase them over the edge of a cliff. Archaeologists speculate that they would kill all the injured buffalo with knives and that they left no survivors, since any survivors could go back and tell the other buffalo what had happened and thus spark an inter-species gang war.
This is the cliff from which they made the buffalo jump:
It would have been cooler if there were actual buffalo jumping off the cliff. As it was, it just sort of seemed like a warm prairie with a visitors center.
OTOH, this is the house in which my grandpa was born in Cardston:
For some reason it was closed — they usually give tours.
And thus ends my first post-hack blog post. Excelsior.