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Fort Supply in Woodward County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Cooper Site

 
 
The Cooper Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
1. The Cooper Site Marker
Inscription.  

2 miles NE of here is the Cooper Paleoindian bison kill. The site was the scene of the largest Folsom (ca 10,500 years ago) bison kills known. Each event saw over 30 bison herded into a dead-end gully. Hunters on the gully rim killed the animals with spears tipped with finely crafted Folsom points. A bison skull beneath the second kill was painted with red zigzag lines to ensure a success hunt hunt. The mineral pigment was red hematite. This is the oldest painted skull in North America and is the earliest evidence of hunting ritual for the Plains region.

Bement, L. 1999. Bison Hunting at Cooper Site. OU Press
 
Erected 1999 by Kiwanis Club of Woodward, OK.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
 
Location. 36° 34.288′ N, 99° 33.735′ W. Marker is in Fort Supply, Oklahoma, in Woodward County. Marker is on U.S. 183, on the left when traveling east. On the grounds of the Fort Supply Cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Supply OK 73841, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 2 other markers are
The Cooper Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
2. The Cooper Site Marker
within walking distance of this marker. Historic Fort Supply Cemetery (a few steps from this marker); Camp Supply (approx. half a mile away).
 
The Cooper Site Marker at Fort Supply Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, December 29, 2018
3. The Cooper Site Marker at Fort Supply Cemetery
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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