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Apsáalooke History with the U.S. Army and Crow Hand Games
Thursday, August 10, 2023 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm 
Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site 528 Wagon Box Road, Banner, WY 82832

Site fees apply

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site invites the public to our final program on Crow history and culture, given by Jacob Brien, Crow tribal member and American Indian Student Interpretive Ranger.

Brien will blend traditions that are alive and well with area history in this two-part program. With help from his friends, the evening starts with an exciting demonstration of Crow Hand Games that are actively played today, before moving into the historical part of the presentation.

The Apsáalooke, or Crow people, have a history with the U.S. Army in the West that differs from that of other area tribes, and decisions made about this relationship in the mid-1800s are still impacting lives today.

The American Indian Student Interpretive Ranger program is a new partnership in conjunction with the Fort Phil Kearny/Bozeman Trail Association, U.S. Forest Service, and the Wyoming Council for the Humanities. Two American Indian students spend one week becoming Certified Interpretive Guides, and then four weeks each educating the public at Fort Phil Kearny and the Medicine Wheel.

Please bring your lawn chairs and bug spray. Site fees apply: $4 per adult, and children 17 and under are free.

Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site is located at 528 Wagon Box Road, in Banner, Wyoming, and is a division of Wyoming State Parks and Cultural Resources. For more information or directions, visit the website at www.fortphilkearny.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/fortphilkearny, or call 307-684-7629.


Photo: Jacob Brien presenting at Fort Phil Kearny State Historic Site, August 2023. Photo Credit: Fort Phil Kearny Staff.

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