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An account of bison hunting practices in Idaho was given in 1860 by a Shoshone-Bannock. He described their hunting patterns stating that in they would wear snow shoes and chase the buffalo over the cliffs to their death. They did essentially the same after they adopted horses in the early 18th century. Men on horses would charge into the herd, trying to split it up, and then they would chase some of them towards a hill where men on foot waited. These men would then chase the herd of a cliff or into a steep valley to be butchered.