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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Montana State Parks News - Region 5

(Glendive, MT) – Montana State Parks ( will host a Bull Boat Workshop at Makoshika State Park on Saturday, July 27 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm.

Bull boats are small boats, usually made by American Indians and frontiersmen, constructed by covering a skeletal wooden frame with a buffalo hide. Join Billy Maxwell for a special workshop to learn about the history of bull boats and how they are made.  Participants will then use their new knowledge to construct their own mini bull boat.
The workshop will take place at the Kiwanis Pavilion.  The cost of the workshop is $50 per person and is limited to 10 people.  If there is enough interest, an afternoon workshop may be added.  Please RSVP for this workshop by calling the Makoshika State Park Visitor Center at (406) 377-6256.

Billy Maxwell has a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Montana.  Among his various experience, he has been a backcountry mule packer in the Bridger-Teton Wilderness area and a researcher/interpreter at the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center in Great Falls, Montana.

What:  Bull Boat Workshop with Billy Maxwell

When:  Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Where: Kiwanis Pavilion, Makoshika State Park, 1301 Snyder Ave., Glendive, MT

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Chris Dantic
Park Manager
Makoshika State Park
(406) 377-6256