Monday, March 11 ~ 7:00 p.m. at the Museum
“Bishish: Fasting in the Tetons”
Bishish was an important historical figure for the Crow – the man who procured the first horses for his tribe as the result of instructions he received from spirit helpers while fasting in the Tetons. Grant Bulltail, one of the last of the Crow’s traditional storytelling families and a pipe carrier for the Crow Sacred Tobacco Society, recounted this little known story and explained the cultural origins of fasting and the ‘vision quest’.
Tuesday, March 12 ~ 7:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church of JH
“Crow Creation Story”
The Crow Creation Story, according to Grant Bulltail, a tribal historian and spiritual leader, takes place on the banks of the Yellowstone River — known to the Crow as the Elk River. Professor Bulltail told the River Crow’s version of this story in the Presbyterian Church’s “Genesis Room” — an appropriate venue for the sacred nature of the subject.
Wednesday, March 13 ~ 7:00 p.m. at the Museum
Coyote stories or their equivalent are a staple in the oral traditions of many Native peoples — The Museum hosted an evening of these humorous stories, used to instruct children and adults alike, on how to live, how to behave, and how best to survive in this world!