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Indian Arts Festival Scheduled For Aug. 6-7, Fort Union

 

Dancing presentation at Indian Arts Festival (NPS Photo)

Experience American Indian history and culture through music, singing, dancing, traditional crafts, and presentations by artists and craftspeople from tribes of the Upper Missouri.

Williston, ND - Saturday Aug. 6 and Sunday, Aug. 7, come join Fort Union as we celebrate our affiliated tribes through traditional American Indian music, dancing, and culture. This free event will showcase presentations and demonstrations each day from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. CDT.

Daily programs (subject to change):

Saturday Aug. 6

10 a.m. - Buffalo hide talk: Billy Maxwell

11 a.m. - Shoshone program: Laine Thom

11:30 a.m. - Flint Knapping: Willie Lamere

12 p.m. - Native film work: Justin Deegan

1 p.m. - Traditional Native American singing and dance presentation: Cowessess First Nation Cree from Saskatchewan

3 p.m. - Moon calendar presentation: Dakota Good House

4 p.m. - Cannon Firing demonstration: park staff

Sunday Aug. 7

10 a.m. - Buffalo hide talk: Billy Maxwell

11 a.m. - Shoshone program: Laine Thom

11:30 a.m. - Flint Knapping: Willie Lamere

12 p.m. - Native film work: Justin Deegan

1 p.m. - Traditional Native American singing and dance presentation: Cowessess First Nation Cree from Saskatchewan

3 p.m. - Moon calendar presentation: Dakota Good House

4 p.m. - Black Powder Firing demonstration: park staff

Ongoing presentations and demonstrations at tables and on site:

Traditional beadwork, quillwork, ledger art, children's games, flint knapping, storytelling.

Park hours are from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. CDT daily. Scheduled activities run 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT daily. Find more information and the full schedule of events at go.nps.gov/IndianArtsFestival.

For more information about Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site, visit our website at http://www.nps.gov/fous. The park is also on Facebook and Instagram.

 

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