Tuesday, June 16, 2009

this post is about travel

colour photos taken at head-smashed-in buffalo jump in Alberta (?) or B.C. I think its Alberta. b/w photo i found in a thrift store in Guelph, there were many many pictures of steamers on the St. Lawrence or other, all by same photographer, over the 70s and 80s. wierd. so i bought a bunch. and the other is a coaster from val vill...

the place is called head-smashed-in not because it is where the native americans used to drive buffalo off the cliff there (such a complex and interesting proceedings) but because one time one native wanted to watch the buffalo falling from below, from the base of the cliff. i guess he got hit by one, or trapped under one, and then more and more...and was discovered at the end of it all, quite dead and ...with his head smashed in.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

oh god.
theres also a place up north called deadhorse. did they find a dead horse up there? did their horse die??