Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

Situated 18 km (11 mi) west of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Canada, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a buffalo jump located at the start of the Rocky Mountains. It is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is home to a museum of Blackfoot culture. The Joe Crow Shoe Sr. Lodge was built in memory of the ceremonial Elder of the Piikani Nation in southern Alberta, Joe Crowshoe Sr. OC (1903–1999), otherwise known as Aapohsoy’yiis (Weasel Tail). He devoted his life to the preservation of Aboriginal culture and to improving the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. In 1998, he was recognized with the National Aboriginal Achievement Award in recognition of his efforts in saving the knowledge and practices of the Blackfoot people.


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