Encampment at Devil’s Elbow highlights Native American culture

Encampment at Devil’s Elbow highlights Native American culture


and outside Helena this weekend showcased Native American culture and Montana’s public lands an encampment was held at Devil’s elbow campground above Heiser Lake it celebrated the 50th anniversary of the National Trail system including the nearby Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail the event featured traditional drumming and dancing along with storytelling and presentations about native history and culture from the time of Lewis and Clark several hundred people attended the encampment over two days organizers say the event was a way to share culture with a wider audience what I was hoping to accomplish was to bring the people together as one it is our story we do have a story to tell as Indian people about the history and history of Montana but the big thing is coming together with all nations all people this was one of a series of events the Bureau of Land Management is hosting this month in recognition of National Public Lands Day

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