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History: Buffalo Pound

Reprinted from the June 1953 issue of Canadian Cattlemen

Buffalo Pound
By W. S. Scarth, 11450 - 79th Ave., Edmonton, Alta.

‘“Buffalo Pound” is based on the eye-witness account contained in Henry Y. Hind’s “Journal of the Assiniboine and Saskatchewan Exploring Expedition – 1858”. In July of that year Hind and his party examined the Qu’Appelle Valley to its source and made a track survey of the “River That Turns” (Aiktow Creek) to the Elbow of the South Saskatchewan River. While in the vicinity of a large Cree encampment they were invited to observe the impounding of buffalo by Shortstick, Chief of the Sandy Hills Crees. The writer visited the locality in the summer of 1951.’

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