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Brown Bag Breakfast
Date Saturday July 29, 2017
Time8:30 AM  - 10:30 AM
Location Missouri Headwaters State Park
Contact Dave Andrus
(406) 285-3610
Description5th Annual Brown Bag Breakfast at Missouri Headwaters State Park - The Brown Bag Breakfast remembers the 9 a.m., July 27, 1805 morning that Sacagawea, Captain Lewis, and the expedition canoes arrived at the Missouri headwaters. Members¿ journals describe the beauty and bountiful resources that the expedition enjoyed while at this special place¿now Missouri Headwaters State Park. This year we will be dedicating a new contour map at the interpretive pavilion near the park entrance!

The morning will begin with a flag ceremony performed by Boy Scout Troop #523 and Cub Scout Pack #523 of Three Forks, Montana. The Bear Canyon Singers will share their heritage with Native American singing and drumming. Musician Buck Buchanan will perform his original song, ¿Welcome Home, Sacagawea¿. Gayle Clifford of the Friends of Missouri Headwaters State Park and the Three Forks Historical Society will read from the expedition journals. Dr. Pierce Mullen, past president of the Headwaters Chapter of the Lewis & Clark Trail Heritage Foundation, will act as master of ceremonies. Missouri Headwaters Staff will provide information about the Three Forks of the Missouri area¿a National Historic Landmark.

This year¿s key speaker, Dr. Shane Doyle from Montana State University, will speak on the ancient tribal traditions of the Gallatin Valley. Dr. Doyle is a Crow tribal member who grew up in Crow Agency, MT. He holds a B.S. in Elementary Education, an M.A. in Native American Studies and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. Shane has been a singer of traditional Plains Indian style music for the past 25 years, and during that time has participated in pow-wows and traditional ceremonies on all seven Montana Indian reservations, making lifelong friends along the way. Shane has also worked professionally with each of the tribal colleges over the past decade on numerous state and federal grants, and has served as a field guide to Montana educators on visits to all of the reservations of Montana, as well as the Wind River and Pine Ridge Reservations.

Bring your own breakfast and enjoy the early morning wonders of Missouri Headwaters State Park or (even better) join us for some Dutch-oven cooking. Missouri Headwaters State Park Manager Dave Andrus will cook up a sampling of eggs, potatoes, and sausage for the occasion, along with bagels from Wheat Montana Farms., hot cereal, and bagels, along with coffee and tea will be available.

Visitors should bring their own chairs. For more information, call the park office at 406-285-3610.