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Monday, May 06, 2013

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(Helena, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today:

What: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park’s “National Kids to Parks Day” event will feature traditional Native-American games.

When:  Saturday, May 18, 1-3 pm

Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is located 3.5 miles north of Ulm from I-15, Exit 270.
Address:
342 Ulm-Vaughn Road
Ulm, MT 59485
(406) 866-2217

Who: Park staff and Volunteers will lead in teaching and playing traditional Native-American games.

Traditional games were very important to the cultures of Montana’s tribes during the days when First Peoples Buffalo Jump was used to harvest buffalo. These traditional games continue to play an important role. Join park staff and volunteers to learn more about these games and to play them yourself. Games may include shinny, double ball, kickball, hoop and arrow, lacrosse and others.

All ages are invited to attend.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jump sites 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 15,200 people visited this state park.

National Park Trust is a non-profit organization. NPT is hosting "National Kids to Parks Day" with other national collaborators on May 18, 2013. This special a day encourages children across the country to explore their neighborhood parks and discover the history, nature and adventure. Learn more at http://www.kidstoparks.org/

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Contact:
Jennifer Lawson
Marketing and Communications Manager,
Montana State Parks
(406) 444-3818
Jlawson3@mt.gov