Great Grandfather's Montana Journey:The Irish Horseman and the Northern Cheyenne
Date Saturday July 20, 2013
Time1:00 PM  - 2:00 PM
Location First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
Contact First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
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Description(Ulm, MT) Montana State Parks ( announced today:

What: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park presents the Humanities Montana Summer Speakers Series Great Grandfather's Montana Journey: The Irish Horseman and the Northern Cheyenne.

Spend an hour with poet, writer and storyteller Philip Burgess as he relates the story of his great grandfather's sojourn on the 19th century American frontier, first as witness to the Santee Sioux uprising during the Civil War, then as a pioneer in northeastern Nebraska and finally as Boss Farmer on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation in southeastern Montana. He and his family also witnessed the conflict between Cheyenne and local ranchers; eventually, the Burgesses fled.

This event is FREE and open to the public. This Montana State Parks Speaker Series is provided in partnership with Humanities Montana (, a non-profit affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Presenter: Philip Burgess is a resident of Missoula, Burgess is a veteran, poet and storyteller, who still nourishes and honors his eastern Montana roots. He is the author of the collection of poetry, Badlands Child.

When: Saturday, July 20 from 1-2pm

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park - Visitor Center
342 Ulm Vaughn Road
Ulm, MT 59485
(406) 866-2217

For directions and more information about First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park visit:

The park is 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off of Interstate 15 at Exit 270.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In 2012 more than 15,000 people visited this state park.

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Richard Hopkins
Park Manager,
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
(406) 866-2217