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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Clay Banks Bison Jump (Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin)

This site in the Municipality of Cartwright-Roblin, north of the village of Cartwright, is believed to be where, from about 2,000 to 1,200 years ago, Aboriginal people of the Besant culture stampeded bison over the cliffs, later carving the carcasses for use as food, tools, shelter, and clothing.

Clay Banks Bison Jump

Clay Banks Bison Jump (May 2013)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Clay Banks Bison Jump

Clay Banks Bison Jump (May 2021)
Source: George Penner

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N49.15991, W99.34348
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Stott Mound and Camp Site (RM of Whitehead)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Arden Camp Site (Arden, Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne)

Historic Sites of Manitoba: Abandoned Manitoba


This page was prepared by Ed Grassick, Gordon Goldsborough, and George Penner.

Page revised: 12 March 2022

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