Buffalo Jump park expanding boundaries

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The First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park — one of the largest buffalo jumps, or pishkuns, in North America — is growing, and there’s more growth in store.

The state is buying more than 400 acres on the north end of the butte, including a long natural ramp that the buffalo used to reach the top of the pishkun, where the Plains Indians would drive them over a cliff. Women waiting at the bottom would butcher them for food over the winter.

Two officers of the All Nations Pishkun Association hold leases for another 920 acres at the bottom of the pishkun and 300 acres on top. They’re working to have the state park department take control over that land from the state Department of Natural Resource Conservation so the park can administer what’s currently farmland.

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