Saturday, June 14, 2014

Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Banff, Alberta 6/14/2014

On the road again Saturday June 14
 Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is an UNESCO World Heritage Site. We learned the interesting and complicated system the Indians used for capturing buffalo before they had guns and horses. The buffalo jump system was used for nearly 6,000 years until 150 years ago.
 A young warrior dressed as a buffalo so the buffalo would follow him.
 Other young warriors would dress as wolves to gently push them forward.
Bluff from which the buffalos fell to their death.
 It was interesting to learn after butchering the buffalo they used the fresh hide as a sack in a pit in the ground. They cooked the bones to extract the grease.
We traveled through the farmland of Alberta.
As we approached Banff we could see the ever changing weather.
 The majesty of the Canadian Rockies!!!
 Soon after we turned on the Hwy. 1 we see a grizzly.
 Oblivious to humans he was munching away. We stayed in our RV and were about 60 feet away.
We had some rain and then the sun came out. What a delight to see a faint rainbow.

Another amazing day.

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