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Near Beulah in Crook County, Wyoming — The American West (Mountains)
 

The Ideal Hunting Ground

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
1. The Ideal Hunting Ground Marker
Inscription. Look around you! This valley was an excellent habitat for buffalo. The herd-gathering area was open grassland north, west, and southwest of the sinkhole. Natural drainage supplemented by man-made structures provided drivelines. The sinkhole was an excellent trap. Less than a mile south, the Black Hills provided the water, wood, and other resources the Indians required. The large processing camp had to be out of site (sic) and preferably downwind of the sinkhole. No wonder Indians were attracted to his location. The landscape provided all of the essentials for a successful communal hunt.

Diagram of the Vore Buffalo Jump area. Click on the marker image to enlarge it.
 
Erected by Vore Buffalo Jump Foundation.
 
Location. 44° 32.16′ 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Preparing for Impending Blizzards (a few steps from this marker); Understanding Bison Behavior Brought Success (a few
The Ideal Hunting Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 6, 2016
2. The Ideal Hunting Ground Marker
Excavation site below.
steps from this marker); Vore Buffalo Jump (within shouting distance of this marker); Paha Sapa, Black Hills (approx. 2.5 miles away); Petrified Trees (approx. 2.5 miles away); a different marker also named The Vore Buffalo Jump (approx. 2.5 miles away); Bird of the Black Hills (approx. 2.5 miles away); Rich Colors, Rich Lands (approx. 2.5 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.
 
Also see . . .  More Buffalo Jump - WyoHistory. The site was discovered just west of the Wyoming-South Dakota border about halfway between Sundance, Wyo. and Spearfish, S. Dak, during construction of I-90 in the early 1970s. In 1989, the family of Woodrow and Doris Vore donated the site to the University of Wyoming, and today, the sinkhole is known as the Vore Buffalo Jump. (Submitted on September 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.) 
 
Categories. Native Americans
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 23, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Additional markers are to be found on the path leading down to the excavation site. • Can you help?
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