Rounding Up History: Custer Park Buffalo Roundup

Dakota Life - 11/01/2000

" Each year, Custer State Park holds a unique event. The annual buffalo roundup is an aid to managing the herd, but in recent years has taken on a new role as tourist attraction. The event recently drew over 7000 visitors, providing new support to the Black Hills. Rounding up herds of Bison has always been a means of survival. Nearby, in the Northern Hills is the Vore Buffalo Jump, an archeological site which was used as a giant bison trap for over 300 years by native peoples. Archeologists are uncovering new information at the site which tells the story of the northern plains from roughly the time of Columbus to Lewis and Clark. We visit the site and visit with an expert about i4s significance.


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