Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Oh yeah, I'm in Canada

Yesterday, Jon, his mom, and I went to 'Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump' which is exactly what it sounds like. In the event that you are a visual learner, here are some illustrations to further the point:

The Native Americans had a perfect system for running entire herds of buffalo off of cliffs. Utilizing animal coats, they capitalized on the bison's protective instincts to stay between a lone calf and wolves. This allowed the Natives to lead the calm herd to pre-constructed 'drive-lanes' leading to the cliffs. The stampede was spurred by the sudden appearance of the entire tribe, previously hidden by leather hides. A few moments of panic followed by sudden death (most died instantly; the rest were quickly killed by the hunters)... I decided Temple Grandin would approve of the method.

I bought this shirt at the gift shop on our way out. Just kidding! I didn't! But I could have.

More on our trip later.


  1. Fifth grade field trip! That's so awesome, I'd love to go back there.
    P.S. you should just bring my mom back with you. . . don't tell her, just do it.

  2. You should have bought it.