Aftermath: The Pragmatic Challenges of Restoring the Cultural Heritage of Plains Indians in the Big Horn Basin is the fourth annual seminar regarding the significance of Heart Mountain to the Crow tribe and the wider public audience. It takes place 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, in Grizzly Hall, Park County Public Library, Cody.
(At left: Grant Bulltail in the arms of He Comes Up Red, his Great Grandfather who was removed from the Bighorn Basin. They are shown here next to reservation housing near Crow Agency, MT. circa 1940.)
Grant Bulltail, a Crow tribal elder, Pipe Lighter, oral historian, published author and teacher and political philosopher Robert Meister, Ph.D., will examine the moral situation of our region, where settler communities and reservations are neighbors with divergent yet inter-related societies. Dr. Meister is a Professor of Social Sciences and Political Thought at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
This year’s topic was born of University of Wyoming professor and organizer Mary Keller’s conversations regarding reservation and off-reservation realities with participants of the annual restoration ceremony that Bulltail leads on Heart Mountain.
Traditional drumming will welcome participants to the hall on Thursday evening. Jerome Hugs and the other members of “Goes Well Drummers” travel from Montana to perform for this gathering.