Buffalo Roundup & Lakota Culture
A program for adults over 45.
September 24-29, 2018
Enjoy a week in the Black Hills of South Dakota learning about buffalo and their importance to the Native American culture. Hear first-hand from Native people stories of both their history and their current life situation. Gain a better understanding of the difficulties Native Americans face and what they feel is giving hope for the generations to follow. Each day will include devotions and a talking circle time.
This week includes a visit to Mt. Rushmore National Monument and a drive on the spectacular Needles Highway.
Stay at Outlaw Ranch in the Vision Quest Lodge or the Barn Retreat Center, surrounded by ponderosa pine forests and the peaks of the Black Hills. Delicious home-cooked meals are served in the dining hall.
• Spend one field day at Custer State Park's Buffalo Roundup.
• Experience the sorting, branding, and vaccinating of the buffalo.
• Feel the thunder of thousands of hooves.
• Take a wildlife drive in Custer State Park.
• Visit with Lakota Indians of the Pine Ridge Reservation.
• Discuss issues of religion, politics, education, and social life.
• Learn of historical and present-day perspectives.
• Enjoy a day with Larry Belitz, creator of costumes and tipis for "Dances with Wolves."
• Learn about hide-tanning, quill and bead-work, flint-knapping, and museum replications.
$100 non-refundable deposit is included.