Indian people of the Northern Rockies are most often considered part of the American Indian Horse Culture; yet their history existed long before the modern horse appeared 280 years ago. Cheatham talks about those centuries before the horse, when the extensive use of dogs was most prevalent. She gives details about the size of lodges, village layout, and the use of dogs as draft animals. To illustrate the program, Cheatham uses maps and photos, as well as animal replicas, with their bundles and sledges (travois). She discusses how and why people traveled and hunting procedures. Throughout the program, Cheatham challenges young people to show the knowledge they already have through questions and problem solving. She stresses the resourcefulness of the region’s first immigrants, and encourages people to re-think how ancient cultures are perceived and the importance of this history.
Join us for another great Founders Day! We celebrate with Free Admission for all to join, enjoy lunch in our new picnic area, and say hello to our four-legged and wooly ambassador, Burt, the baby bison. It's much better to pet Burt than attempt it in Yellowstone Park and I'm sure the rangers will appreciate it. Come enjoy fun for the whole family as you browse all our exhibits and chat with the staff about what's to come.
While many UFO sightings can be conventionally explained, a small percentage of reports remain unexplained in both government and private investigations. Montana is home to some of the most significant, well-documented and interesting UFO reports in the history of ufology. This presentation is a short course in UFO literacy, using Montana events to illustrate different aspects of the phenomenon. Montana seems to be a place where there is a lot of historical UFO activity and the audience is invited to share their own or their family’s stories.
With Greg Smith
Smith brings to life the adventures and stories of James W. Schultz through the fictitious character of Jim Deakins. The year is 1879 and through Jim Deakins audiences take part in the hunting of the last of the great bison herds, share in the adventures of the Blackfeet and their enemy the Crow, and hear stories of that “foolishness” called Yellowstone National Park. Finally, Jim Deakins shares a powerful gift given by the Blackfoot medicine warrior Red Eagle. So come on along and join Jim Deakins in the year 1879!
Red Lodge Carnegie Library is hosting us for this lecture event. Museum will still be open for Mix & Mingle at 6pm so come check out the Bison Exhibit before you settle in for this living history conversation.