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Near Challis in Custer County, Idaho — The American West (Mountains)
 

Bison Jump

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
1. Bison Jump Marker
Inscription. Before settlers came to Idaho in 1860, Buffalo used to roam through this valley. Most of them had left here by 1840.
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.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Idaho State Historical Society marker series.
 
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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Michel Bourdon (approx. 1.1 miles away); 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).
 
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Bison Jump and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 25, 2017
2. Bison Jump and Marker
 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 San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. AnimalsNative Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 8, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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