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The Resource Imagining Head-Smashed-In : Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains, Jack W. Brink

Imagining Head-Smashed-In : Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains, Jack W. Brink

Label
Imagining Head-Smashed-In : Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains
Title
Imagining Head-Smashed-In
Title remainder
Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains
Statement of responsibility
Jack W. Brink
Title variation
Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the place known as Head-Smashed-In in southwestern Alberta, Aboriginal people practiced a form of group hunting for nearly 6,000 years before European contact. The large communal bison traps of the Plains were the single greatest food-getting method ever developed in human history. Hunters, working with their knowledge of the land and of buffalo behaviour, drove their quarry over a cliff and into wooden corrals. The rest of the group butchered the kill in the camp below. Author Jack Brink, who devoted 25 years of his career to "The Jump," has chronicled the cunning, danger, and triumph in the mass buffalo hunts and the culture they supported. He also recounts the excavation of the site and the development of the Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre, which has hosted 2 million visitors since it opened in 1987. Brink's masterful blend of scholarship and public appeal is rare in any discipline, but especially in North American pre-contact archaeology. Brink attests, "I love the story that lies behind the jump--the events and planning that went into making the whole event work. I continue to learn more about the complex interaction between people, bison and the environment, and I continue to be impressed with how the ancient hunters pulled off these astonishing kills.""--Publisher's description
Member of
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brink, Jack
Dewey number
639/.1164308997
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • SK297
  • E78.A34
LC item number
  • .B75 2008eb
  • B75 2008eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site (Alta.)
  • Buffalo jump
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • American bison hunting
  • American bison
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Alberta
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site (Alta.)
  • Bison d'Amérique
  • Lieu historique national Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump (Alta.)
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Précipices à bisons
  • SPORTS & RECREATION
  • Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump National Historic Site (Alta.)
  • American bison
  • American bison hunting
  • Antiquities
  • Buffalo jump
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
  • Alberta
  • Alberta
  • Great Plains
Label
Imagining Head-Smashed-In : Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains, Jack W. Brink
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-334) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The end of the buffalo hunt
  • The past becomes the present
  • Epilogue: just a simple stone
  • The buffalo jump
  • The buffalo
  • A year in the life
  • The killing field
  • Rounding up
  • The great kill
  • Cooking up the spoils
  • Going home
Control code
437416822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781897425091
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
99bc8392-7d4e-4b8e-ba64-35986a71d9e0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437416822
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Imagining Head-Smashed-In : Aboriginal buffalo hunting on the northern Plains, Jack W. Brink
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 326-334) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The end of the buffalo hunt
  • The past becomes the present
  • Epilogue: just a simple stone
  • The buffalo jump
  • The buffalo
  • A year in the life
  • The killing field
  • Rounding up
  • The great kill
  • Cooking up the spoils
  • Going home
Control code
437416822
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 342 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781897425091
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps, portraits
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
99bc8392-7d4e-4b8e-ba64-35986a71d9e0
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)437416822
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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