Near Challis in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
After they acquired Spanish horses, eighteenth century Shoshone buffalo hunters could drive a small herd over a cliff to make their work easier. Directly north of here, an old buffalo jump, used before mining commenced in this region, can be seen clearly. Archaeologists also have found stone weapons factories near it.
Erected by Idaho Department of Transportation. (Marker Number 434.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Animals • Native Americans. In addition, it is included in the Idaho State Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1860.
Location. 44° 28.302′ N, 114° 12.936′ W. Marker is near Challis, Idaho, in Custer County. Marker is on State Highway 75 near U.S. 93, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Challis ID 83226, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michel Bourdon (approx. Land of the Yankee Fork Historic Area (approx. 2.4 miles away); Challis (approx. 2.4 miles away); Parting of the Ways (approx. 5.4 miles away); Corkscrew Grade (approx. 6.9 miles away).
Also see . . . Buffalo Jumps & Kill Sites -- All About Bison. Today we passed on the Stard. side the remains of a vast many mangled carcases of Buffalow which had been driven over a precipice of 120 feet by the Indians and perished; the water appeared to have washed away a part of this immence pile of slaughter and still their remained the fragments of at least a hundred carcases they created a most horrid stench. In this manner the Indians of the Missouri distroy vast herds of buffaloe at a stroke... -Meriwether Lewis (Submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 702 times since then and 279 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.