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Little Shell Tribe Traditional Pow Wow At First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park -August 23 & 24

(Ulm, MT) –Montana State Parks ( will host a Traditional Pow Wow sponsored by the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians of Montana’s Pow Wow Committee at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday and Sunday, August 23 and 24.

For the 1st time in history there will be a modern-day pow wow held on the sacred grounds of the First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park!  This Pow wow will feature veteran Master of Ceremony Gerald Stiffarm along with the Host Drum "Running Child."  Join us for the majestic grand entries at 1:00pm and 6:00pm on Saturday and at 1:00pm on Sunday.

Other attractions include  a Tribal Princess contest, guided hikes of the park for just $2.00 a person, giveaways, food, arts and crafts vendors and a tipi encampment!  Camping will be allowed for people involved with the Pow Wow on Friday and Saturday night.

Admission to the park for Montana residents is free.  Non residents pay $3.00 per person (walk-in) or $5.00 per vehicle.  And remember that Giant Springs State Park, Tower rock and Sluice Boxes State Park are all within an hour’s drive!

For more information call Richard Parenteau at (406) 866-2217.

What:      Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians Traditional Pow Wow Celebration

When:     Grand Entry - Saturday, August 23 at 1pm & 6pm.  Sunday, August 24 at 1pm

Where:    First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park located 10 miles south of Great Falls on I-15.  Follow the signs and take the Ulm Exit, then 3.5 miles Northwest on County Road.

Who:       James Parker Shield, (406) 590-1745; Richard Parenteau, Park ranger (406) 866-2217,

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is one of the largest buffalo jumps 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 2013, more than 15,300 people visited this state park.

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Richard Parenteau
Park Ranger,
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
(406) 866-2217

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