Near Beulah in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
Understanding Bison Behavior Brought Success
When they sensed a threat, the bison naturally tended to seek the apparent safety of a large group. Scouts used various techniques to gently harass the small groups into one large herd without causing them to scatter, turn on their antagonists, stamped prematurely, or leave the area. Tribes are known to have used various kinds of decoys such as a man covered with a buffalo hide who positioned himself near the herd and pretended to be a calf in distress. Dominant cows would investigate and other buffalo would follow. The decoy would move closer to the trap. Buffalo would follow.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Native Americans.
Location. 44° 32.148′ N, 104° 9.42′ W. Marker is near Beulah, Wyoming, in Crook County. Marker can be reached from Old U.S. 14 near Wyoming Highway 111, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Beulah WY 82712, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Ideal Hunting Ground (a few steps from this marker); Trapping Buffalo (within shouting distance of this marker); Preparing for Impending Blizzards (within shouting distance of this marker); Vore Buffalo Jump (within shouting distance of this marker); Discovering the Vore Archaeological Site (within shouting distance of this marker); A Community Processing Plant (within shouting distance of this marker); Petrified Trees (approx. 2½ miles away); a different marker also named The Vore Buffalo Jump (approx. 2½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Beulah.
More about this marker. The Vore Buffalo Jump site is located on Old U.S. 14 about 2 1/2 miles east of the Wyoming Welcome Center. The marker is found along the path leading down to the excavation site.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 23, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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