2,000 to 300 years ago: Late Plains Period
People began to occupy the Qu’Appelle Valley region in greater numbers and the animal population expanded.
The Late Plains period is marked by the introduction of clay pottery and the bow and arrow. The people hunted bison communally, developing more efficient hunting strategies such as buffalo pounds and jumps.
Pottery was widely used, allowing for easy storage, heating, and transportation of food supplies, such as pemmican (a mixture of dehydrated bison meat mixed with dried berries).
The Lebret site in the Qu’Appelle Valley shows continuous human occupation for about 3,000 years.