Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump is located in Alberta, Canada -- where the foothills of the Rocky Mountains begin to rise from the prairie, 18 km northwest of Fort Macleod.
The Jump bears witness to a method of hunting practiced by native people of the North American plains for nearly 6,000 years. The Blackfoot Native Indians used the cliffs located here for killing the Buffalo they depended on for their survival. This was done by herding and stampeding Buffalo over the cliffs, hence the name "Head Smashed In".
Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump became UNESCO WHS in 1981.