‘Buffalo Jump, Calgary, Alberta’

A buffalo jump in the middle of the city. “Located in today’s McHugh Bluff hillside park, the buffalo jump was used by aboriginal peoples to slaughter buffalo. By herding the animals over the cliff, the people were able to get meat and hides. They also left the bones out to bleach in the sun so they could use them for jewelry and weapons. Early residents of Sunnyside would find buffalo skulls and place them on their fences; current residents still find the occasional bone while completing renovations on their properties. The buffalo jump itself is now one of Calgary’s busiest pathways.”

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