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Wild West Weekend

“Bringing History Alive”

with Dirty Kettle, Buffalo Big Mountain & Friends

Howdy campers, we always have a rootin’ tootin’ good time Wild West weekend here at Indian Trails. The day starts out right with a free flapjack breakfast to satisfy everyone’s appetite before the Wild West Activities begin. Robbers Bingo is fun to play until your prize gets robbed from you.  Kids 12 and under love panning for gold in the brook and get to keep the gold they find.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us again this year from August 23-25, 2013

as we again welcome an exciting program called

“Bringing History Alive”.

 

 

In true Native American tradition, you will be the honored guests of Dirty Kettle, a mountain man who has come west to take advantage of the fur trade. Dirty Kettle shows us his home, a 16 foot teepee that replicates one used by the Cheyenne Plains Indians in the early 1800’s.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Listen as Dirty Kettle plays his flutes and drums. You’ll be invited to play traditional Native American drums and join in traditional Native dances in a Drum Circle Ceremony. Dirty Kettle (Herb Heck) will be joined by many of his friends to entertain you.

 

 

Gather up the kids to watch the feature show starring Buffalo Big Mountain a Comanche Mohawk American Indian will be doing a whip and dance demonstration. This will be the most authentic Wild West Weekend ever at Indian Trails.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Face Painting by Soaring Golden Eagle    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirty Kettle's collection of drums for the Sacred Native Drum Ceremony

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t forget to bring along your western hat, shirt, boots or whatever you can find and get the family ready to head em’ up and move em’ out to Indian Trails Campground.               

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirty Kettle demonstrates the Native American Drum.

 

 

 

 

 

Join in the fun as Buffalo Big Mountain leads the group in a native dance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Panning for Gold

in the brook

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do not pass up the opportunity to take your family on a 28’ Voyageur Canoe Ride with Jean Paul and Jacques

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brave volunteers for Buffalo Big Mountain's whip demonstration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standing Bear trusts Buffalo Big Mountain's whip skills

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hawk Throw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Paul teaches hawk throwing and is always surprised at how well folks do on their first try

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Tipi Village is open for tours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dirty Kettle (aka Herb Heck) leads the Sacred Native Drum Circle.  This is truly a special experience for everyone.

 

 

 

 

 

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