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Where the buffalo roam(ed)

Toronto Star, Oct 29, 2016: FORT MACLEOD, ALTA.—The elder scoops the smoke from the little pile of burning sweetgrass and moves it over either side of her body, careful to touch her heart and the bottom of her bare feet. 820 more words

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Celebrating National Aboriginal Day at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump


Today is the 20th annual National Aboriginal Day,  a day for everyone in the country to recognize and honour the rich heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. 416 more words

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Blood Kettles and Buffalo Jumps: Communal Hunting on the Plains of Alberta

According to Blackfoot tradition, as Old Man traveled north he created the mountains, rivers, grass and trees. When he came to the area of the present day Porcupine Hills in southwest Alberta, he formed images of people from mud and breathed life into them. 1,168 more words

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Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump

We saw the sign as we crossed the border from Montana into Alberta, Canada. “Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump.” Somewhere in my mind, a little light went on. 734 more words

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