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    Fort Union Trading Post

    National Historic Site MT,ND

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  • Indian Arts Showcase

    Saturday, August 2, 2014

    The Indian Arts Showcase commemorates American Indian history and culture, through music, traditional crafts and lectures by tribal historians and elders from tribes of the Upper Missouri. More

  • Indian Arts Showcase

    Sunday, August 3, 2014

    The Indian Arts Showcase commemorates American Indian history and culture, through music, traditional crafts and lectures by tribal historians and elders from tribes of the Upper Missouri. More

  • Living History Weekend

    Saturday, August 30, 2014

    Reenactors portray American Fur Company employees and American Indians of Fort Union Trading Post. More

  • Living History Weekend

    Sunday, August 31, 2014

    Reenactors portray American Fur Company employees and American Indians of Fort Union Trading Post. More

  • Living History Weekend

    Monday, September 1, 2014

    Reenactors portray American Fur Company employees and American Indians of Fort Union Trading Post. More

 

FORT UNION TRADING POST NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
2014 SUMMER EVENTS

All Fort Union Events are Free and open to the public!

JUNE 19-22 - FORT UNION RENDEZVOUS
19th Century Fur Trade Fair includes a variety of period arts, crafts and music. Come and participate in the upper Missouri's finest fur trade fair at one of the West's most imposing historic sites.
Thursday 6/19-Kids Day - 10:00 - 3:00 central time - Kids can enjoy various stations of games and hands on activities. Event and activities are free. Groups of 5 or more are encouraged to pre-register by calling 701-572-9083.
Saturday 6/21-Rendezvous Run - Featuring a 1 mile kids and fur traders run, a 5 K walk and run and an 11 K run from Fort Union through Fort Buford and back. Sponsored by American State Bank & Trust Company of Williston.

AUGUST 2-3 - INDIAN ARTS SHOWCASE
Demonstrations of traditional Northern Plains Indian accoutrements, crafts and music.
American Indian history and culture, through music, traditional crafts and lectures by tribal historians and elders from tribes of the Upper Missouri.

2014 Indian Arts Showcase Schedule of Events

Saturday August 2
- 10:00am - 4:30pm CT(Cental Standard TIme) - Craft demonstrations
- 12:00pm CT - Yukon, Native history and culture
- 1:00pm CT - New Town Eagle Feather dancers & Ta-tanka Oyate singers
- 3:00pm CT - Keith Bear- Mandan and Hidatsa culture

Sunday August 3
- 10:00am - 4:30pm CT Craft demonstrations
- 1:00pm Yukon, Native history and culture
- 2:00pm CT - New Town Eagle Feather dancers & Ta-tanka Oyate singers
- 3:00pm CT - Keith Bear- Mandan and Hidatsa culture

August 30- September 1 - LIVING HISTORY WEEKEND

Reenactors portray American Fur Company employees and American Indians of Fort Union Trading Post. Every Labor Day weekend, Fort Union hosts muzzleloaders, buckskinners, and fur trade re-enactors. The highlight of the weekend is the Last Bell Tour. After the last bell is rung, closing the fort for the night, visitors are led through a series of scenes related to an event in the history of the fort.
Saturday 8/30 - Last Bell Tours begin at 8pm central time

SEPTEMBER 20st - BLACKSMITH WORKSHOP
Learn the basic techniques of blacksmithing presented by Fort Union Participants are advised to bring their own lunch and wear appropriate clothing. All who attend the workshop are encouraged to participate, from novices to accomplished iron workers.

Did You Know?

George Catlin - Fort Union, Mouth of the Yellowstone River, 2000 Miles above St. Louis.

During George Catlin's trip up the Missouri River in 1832 he visited Fort Union Trading Post and the Knife River Indian Villages. On this trip he put to pen the idea which became the inspiration for the National Park System.