Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump: Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Site; WorldAtlas.com


Canada – Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump

A buffalo jump northwest of Fort Macleod, Alberta, Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of a museum of Blackfoot culture.

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an archeological site found at the foothill of the Rocky Mountain in Alberta, Canada. The site is listed as a heritage site and also houses an interpretive center and museum which highlights the history and culture of the Blackfoot nation. The development of the site was promoted by Joe Crowshoe Sr who was a ceremonial elder of the Piikani Nation. He dedicated his life to the preservation of the Aboriginal culture and strengthened the relationship between the natives and the non-natives managing to save the knowledge and the practice of the Blackfoot nation. The site was inscribed as a world heritage site in 1981 placing it among other world monuments.

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