Imagining Head-Smashed-In [electronic resource] : Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains / Jack W. Brink.Material type: TextPublication details: Edmonton : Athabasca University Press, c2008Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 342 p.) : ill. (some col.), maps, portsISBN: 9781897425091 (electronic bk.); 1897425090 (electronic bk.)Other title: Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern PlainsSubject(s): Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site (Alta.) | Buffalo jump -- Alberta | Indians of North America -- Hunting -- Alberta | Indians of North America -- Hunting -- Great Plains | Indians of North America -- Alberta -- Antiquities | American bison hunting -- History | American bison | Excavations (Archaeology) -- Alberta | Alberta -- Antiquities | Alberta | American bison hunting | Buffalo jump | Great Plains | History | Hunting | Indians of North America | Agriculture | Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site (Alta.) | Bison d'Am�erique -- Chasse -- Histoire | Lieu historique national Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (Alta.) | Indiens d'Am�erique -- Chasse -- Grandes Plaines | Pr�ecipices �a bisons -- Alberta | SPORTS & RECREATION -- HuntingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Imagining Head-Smashed-In.DDC classification: 639/.1164308997 LOC classification: SK297 | .B75 2008ebE78.A34 | B75 2008ebOnline resources: EBSCOhost
Includes bibliographical references (p. 326-334) and index.
The buffalo jump -- The buffalo -- A year in the life -- The killing field -- Rounding up -- The great kill -- Cooking up the spoils -- Going home -- The end of the buffalo hunt -- The past becomes the present -- Epilogue: just a simple stone.
At the place known as Head-Smashed-In in southwestern Alberta, Aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6,000 years before European contact. The large communal bison traps of the Plains were the single greatest food-getting method ever developed in human history. Hunters, working with their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour, drove their quarry over a cliff and into wooden corrals. The rest of the group butchered the kill in the camp below. Author Jack Brink, who devoted 25 years of his career to "The Jump," has chronicled the cunning, danger, and triumph in t.
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