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Living with the Land
Date Saturday June 24, 2017
Time7:00 PM  - 8:00 PM
Location Missouri Headwaters State Park
Contact Dave Andrus
(406) 285-3610
DescriptionJoin Montana State Parks and Humanities Montana for a special presentation by Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer on the land of the America before European settlement. Before the arrival of Europeans in the Americas, the land was, in fact, densely populated. Indians inhabited a relatively disease-free paradise, abundant and alive with plants and prey. The presentation focuses on the Anishinabe (Chippewa) people, who made their living from the land by harvesting a wide variety of plants and hunting or trapping animals. With a combination of storytelling, dance, music and historical artifacts, Fischer immerses her audience in Native American culture and reveals the struggle and triumph of a great and mighty people whose spiritual and creative achievements remain alive today. The presentation is free and open to the public. A marshmallow roast follows the program.

Louise Ogemahgeshig Fischer, of Helena, Montana, is Anishinabe herself. She graduated from college with honors, earning a degree in art, and she has received awards from her tribe for outstanding achievements. Her knowledge of American Indian culture and history will delight and inform audiences of all ages.