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Buffalo Lake Wintering Sites

Buffalo Lake Wintering Sites

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The Metis wintering camps of Grande Pointe, Tail Creek, Boss Hill and Buffalo Lake.
The Metis wintering camps of Grande Pointe, Tail Creek, Boss Hill and Buffalo Lake.

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Published by: Lawrence J. Barkwell on Jan 28, 2014
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Buffalo Lake, Tail Creek, Grande Pointe and Boss Hill: Metis Wintering Camps.
Buffalo Lake was an important wintering camp, or hivernant settlement, of the Métis  people, particularly during the 1870s !intering camps were esta"lished on the plains each autumn near large herds of "uffalo #he e$tended families of the camps permitted efficient, co%operative killing and "utchering of the "uffalo for transport to markets at &ort 'arry, &ort (dmonton and other places )n the 1800s the Métis had several large *!intering +ites or *-ivernant .illages in /l"erta Buffalo Lake, and Boss -ill, #ail reek and 'rande ointe all around Buffalo Lake, were located on travel routes to and from other communities in what is now Montana, /l"erta, and +askatchewan1

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