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Along the way some First Nations groups have concluded that they want to own and operate sites themselves as at Blackfoot Crossing, but in showing that an Aboriginal historic site could attract hundreds of thousands of visitors Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump really did set the stage for new public interest in our Aboriginal past and a regeneration of interest in Aboriginal communities in the significance of their history.
Meals and admission to Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (www.head-smashedin.com) included.
The remains at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump have helped archaeologists understand the ways in which buffalo were killed and prepared by the Blackfoot over 6,000 years.
Brink, author of the best selling history book "Imagining Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Aboriginal Buffalo Hunting on the Northern Plains," and curator at the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton, said it is difficult to know exactly how the Native hunters were so successful for so long.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump in southern Alberta is one of the oldest, largest and most well-documented buffalo jumps in North America.
Two "Must-Sees" in the newest Alberta travel book include the Aboriginal sites of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump and Writing on Stone Provincial Park, both in southern Alberta.
One of 10 stamps promoting the diversity and beauty of Canadian tourist attractions was unveiled at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump on June 21.
(From left) Cree Elder Don Johnson, Conrad Little Leaf from Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Dawn Johnston with the University of Calgary, and Aboriginal Relations Minister Gene Zwozdesky were all present when the Lasting Traditions, an exhibit on First Nations sport at the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in Red Deer, was unveiled in September.
"I point out the Porcupine Hills, the mountains and Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump," said Provost.
About an hour and a half outside of Calgary, turn west at Buffalo Junction and you're on your way to the UNESCO-World Heritage Site of Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump.
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is one of Alberta's best known archeological attractions.
An accomplished performer already, Scott has appeared on stage at Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump, Alta.