Old Woman’s Buffalo Jump

The Old Women’s buffalo jump ( “Old” refers to the age of the jump) is located 13 km south of High River. It was discovered during a flash flood in 1952. Excavations in 1958/59 revealed bones and artifacts over 2000 years old. Before the Plains tribes had horses and guns, they would run herds of buffalo off steep cliffs. Warriors would wait below with arrows, knives and clubs to kill any animals which survived the fall.

Artist: Steve Jones, 1990

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Where to Find This Mural

Location: High River Alberta, 421 1 St. SE, High River, AB T1V 1M6 . On the backside of the Wales Theatre at the corner of 1st Street SW and 5th Avenue SW Get Directions