Naming the West : Cayley Stories Old Woman Buffalo Jump

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Caley Student Story 1:
Old Woman Buffalo Jump

Old Women’s Buffalo Jump. The name comes from an old First Nations’ story. Napi was the person they believed created the earth and all the prairies. They said that when he created mankind he separated the men from the women. He placed the women in the coulee while the men would dwell alone here at coulee a few miles to the south. One day a women went wandering afar while hunting and met a man who strayed from his coulee. They stopped to smoke and talk and soon discovered Napi’s trick.

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