Cornering the bison on a bluff overlooking the creek below, hunters gather, driving the animals closer and closer to the edge, forcing the giant creatures over. Racing to the valley’s floor, the men soon find their hunt was successful. Women arrive, taking out their tools, many made from the very animals from which they’re about to remove the hide, as well as meat and vital organs, to be used as part of their daily lives.
Life along the Firesteel Creek in present-day Mitchell was home to a tribe of prehistoric Indians, who made their way to the plains of South Dakota, likely from an area near St. Louis. Seventy to ninety earth lodges occupied the land near the creek’s banks.
By: Tim Trudell
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