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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clay Banks Bison Jump (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

This site in the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin, north of the village of Cartwright, is believed to be where, from about 2,000 to 1,200 years ago, Aboriginal people of the Besant culture stampeded bison over the cliffs, later carving the carcasses for use as food, tools, shelter, and clothing.

Clay Banks Bison Jump

Clay Banks Bison Jump (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N49.15991, W99.34348
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: The Stott Site (RM of Whitehead)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba

Sources:

This page was prepared by Ed Grassick and Gordon Goldsborough..

Page revised: 20 December 2015

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