|Montana's Indian History|
|Date||Friday August 24, 2012|
|Time||8:00 PM - 9:00 PM|
Beavertail Hill State Park
Chris Neu; Vernon Carroll
Chris Neu - (406) 240-0155; Vernon Carroll - (406) 273-4253
|Description||E. B. Eiselein (Speaks Lightning), author and adjunct instructor of anthropology at the Flathead Valley Community College, Kalispell, will lead this program.
This presentation, based on Indian oral traditions and the archaeological record, describes Indian cultures prior to
European contact. The presentation starts by looking at the archaeological Clovis culture (the mammoth hunters who
inhabited Montana at the end of the ice ages), then talks about the various migrations into and out of Montana by tribes such as the Kiowa, Cheyenne, Sioux, and Crow. It also looks at the impact of the horse on the Great Plains tribes.
The park is 26 miles East of Missoula, off I-90 (exit 130)--follow signs to the park.