The Legend of Head Smashed In
Throughout the North American Plains we find the Buffalo Jumps – places where the Natives used to harvest the Buffalo.
One such place is Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump in Southern Alberta.
How it got it’s name …
Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump is named after a tragic event. According to Blackfoot Indian legend, a young Blackfoot boy wanted to watch the buffalo plunge off the cliff from below, and was killed underneath the falling buffalo.
Where the Buffalo Roamed