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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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Head-Smashed-in Buffalo Jump Heritage Site Museum, Alberta.  The Buffalo Jump, located on the foothills of Rocky Mountains 18 km from Fort Macleod, Alberta, was used nearly 5,500 years by the indigenous people to kill buffalo. 106 more words


Winter Count vs. Graffiti

Graffiti is not a political act. It is a reduction of a political act to a gesture.

Blackfoot Winter Count at Smashed In Head Buffalo Jump… 43 more words

Finding Your Voice

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

For Canada Day, we made a trip to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, a UNESCO World Heritage Site near Fort Macleod, Alberta. Click on this link to take you to UNESCO to read about the significance of the site, and how it was used. 223 more words

Out And About

Alberta’s Head-smashed-in buffalo jump

I think this site, west of Fort MacLeod, sealed my fate. I was doomed to journey around southern Alberta alone because after this excursion, my daughter thought up some reason or other not to join me on my explorations of her province. 80 more words


A Departure – December 25 – 509 km


That’s the question people have been asking for weeks. Why are you driving 6000 km in ten days?

The answer isn’t simple. But the easy reply is our Dad recently died and we are retracing a trip he made many times in his youth to meet an old friend of his and spread some of his ashes. 420 more words


Part 2: Just the artifacts ma’am!

Students with Alberta Culture and Tourism’s First Nations Archaeological Field Skills Training Program hit the ground running in September, putting their new skills to the test at… 993 more words