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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, Ulm

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First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is a Montana state park in Cascade County, Montana in the United States. The park is and sits at an elevation of. It is located about 3.5mi northwest of the small town of Ulm, which is near the city of Great Falls. First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park contains the Ulm Pishkun (also known as the Ulm Buffalo Jump), a historic buffalo jump utilized by the Native American tribes of North America. It has been described as, geographically speaking, either North America's largest buffalo jump or the world's largest. There is some evidence that it was the most utilized buffalo jump in the world. The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places on December 17, 1974, and designated a National Historic Landmark in August 2015. The former name of the park was derived from the Blackfeet word "Pis'kun," meaning "deep kettle of blood," and the nearby town of Ulm.Although there are more than 300 buffalo kill sites in Montana, First People's Buffalo Jump is one of only three protected buffalo jumps in the state. The other two are Madison Buffalo Jump near Three Forks, and Wahkpa Chu'gn near Havre (both of which are also on the National Register of Historic Places).
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  • I visited First People's Buffalo Jump with my son and his girlfriend. From the moment we arrived we were transported back in time. The Interpretive center was informative as was the Ranger talk at the...  more »
  • First Peoples Buffalo Jump is perhaps one of the only museums/historic sites where I can say I truly felt transported back in time. The visitor's center is also excellent with some interesting interac...  more »
  • This Buffalo jump was on my list to see and I was NOT disappointed. The center had nice exhibits and very informative stations. We took the walk 3 mile loop to the jump itself which was totally awesom...  more »