Imagining Head-Smashed-In by Jack W. Brink
Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains

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Winner of the 2009 SAA Public Audience Book Award

For millennia, Aboriginal hunters on the North American Plains used their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour to drive their quarry over cliffs. Archaeologist Jack Brink has written a major study of the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported before and after European contact. By way of example, he draws on his 25 years excavating at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southwestern Alberta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

 

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Published August 14, 2008 by University of Washington Press. 60 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Sports & Outdoors. Non-fiction

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