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Blackfeet History And Culture, Dakota Culture And Stories Featured During Indian Arts Showcase

 


Traditional Native American music, dancing, and culture are part of this year’s 24th annual Indian Arts Showcase at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. This special event will take place the weekend of August 1 & 2, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm each day. This event is free.

“The Indian Arts Showcase is one of our events that highlight the history and culture of the Northern plains tribes. We include presentations, music, traditional crafts to help connect the visitors with this rich culture.” Says Ranger Yellow Bird.

Special presentations will be made by Darnell and Smokey Rides At the Door, traditionalists and elders of the Blackfeet nation, and Lois Red Elk a member of the Dakota Sioux tribe from Poplar Montana. The drum and dance performances are daily at 1:00 pm CDT on Saturday and 2:00 pm CDT Sunday. Our programs continue to give some of our visitors an experience they might never get in their lifetime, says Ranger Yellow Bird. We are glad the tribes who come continue to help bring this opportunity to our visitors.”

Park hours are from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm CDT daily at Fort Union. Fort Union Trading Post is located 24 miles north of Sidney, Montana and 25 miles southwest of Williston, North Dakota, via highway 1804. While here, visitors are encouraged to tour the reconstructed fort, trade room and Bourgeois house.

For more information on Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site contact the park at 701-572-9083. Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Fort-Union-Trading-Post-National-Historic-Site/118231345800

 

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