(Ulm, MT) – Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) announced today:
What: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park Summer Program Series “Montana’s Indian History.”
When: Saturday, July 21, 1-2 p.m.
Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park, 3.5 miles north of Ulm from I-15, Exit 270.
Who: Humanities speaker E.B. Eiselein, Canadian Anishinabe, teaches at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell.
Learn about early Indian culture in Montana during this program presented by Montana Humanities Program member E.B. Eiselein. Eiselein will share information about Native American cultures in Montana prior to European contact, based on Indian oral tradition and archaeological records. Eiselein will look at the Clovis culture—mammoth hunters who inhabited Montana—and talk about various migrations into and out of the area by tribes such as the Kiowa, Cheyenne, Sioux, and Crow. Eiselein will also talk about the impact of the horse on the Great Plains tribes.
Eiselein, of Canadian Anishinabe descent, is a teacher at Flathead Valley Community College in Kalispell. He has a Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Arizona. Writing under his Indian name, Speaks Lightning, he has written about 20 books detailing the various aspects of Indian culture and history.
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jump sites in the world. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In the 2011 summer season (May – August) more than 10,000 people visited this state park.
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