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Skin Boats of the Fur Trade
Date Friday July 26, 2019
Time7:00 PM  - 8:30 PM
Location Makoshika State Park
Contact Chris Dantic
(406) 377-6256
DescriptionCampfire Program: Join us as anthropologist, Billy Maxwell, presents his program "Skin Boats of the Fur Trade". A bull boat is a useful small boat, usually made by American Indians and frontiersmen by covering a skeletal wooden frame with a buffalo hide. It was used for traveling and fishing. Lewis and Clark's Corp of Discovery knew the advantages the light weight, skin covered boats would have during their expedition and had carried the supplies for the construction for such a boat. Come learn how these boats were constructed and the impact they had on history.