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Blackfeet Singer To Perform At Yellowstone

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Date: July 6, 2007
Contact: Al Nash, 307-344-2010
Contact: Stacy Vallie, 307-344-2012

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 6, 2007 07-35

Al Nash (307) 344-2010

Jack Gladstone Photo

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YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK NEWS RELEASE

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Blackfeet Singer To Perform At Yellowstone National Park

JULY 16 – 21, 2007

Jack Gladstone, a Grammy-nominated Blackfeet singer and songwriter, will be in Yellowstone later this month for a series of educational programs about local Indian culture through songs and stories. A master at blending legend, history, and metaphor into songs and stories, Gladstone presents a fresh perspective of “spiritual humanism,” with reverence and concern for the world and all the living beings within it. 

Programs will be offered at Mammoth Hot Springs, Madison, Fishing Bridge, and Canyon Village, July 16-21. Details are available at park visitor centers, and on the park website at https://cms.imr.nps.gov/yell/parknews/0735.htm.

Gladstone grew up immersed in the rich oral tradition of the American West. His great, great grandfather Red Crow, legendary chief of the Blood Tribe, was a great warrior and orator. Another grandfather was William Gladstone, a carpenter who helped build Montana’s Fort Benton and Alberta’s Fort Whoop Up. Through understanding their lives, Gladstone has discovered both adventure and harmony within Indian and white cultures.

Many of the stories Gladstone shares with audiences, were related to him by his Blackfeet grandmother. She recounted the stories of her life and the mythology of their Blackfeet Indian people, something Jack holds sacred to this day.

The Jack Gladstone performances at Yellowstone National Park are sponsored by the Yellowstone Association.

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Schedule of Jack Gladstone Performances in Yellowstone July 16–21

Yellowstone National Park is pleased to host Jack Gladstone, a Grammy nominated Blackfeet singer & songwriter, who will present educational programs about local Indian culture through songs and stories from July 16–21. A master at blending legend, history, and metaphor into songs and stories, Gladstone presents a fresh perspective of “spiritual humanism,” with reverence and concern for the world and all the living beings within it. He will use slides and live music for his multi-media presentations to discuss and honor Native contributions to American culture. The National Park Service and Yellowstone National Park wish to thank the Yellowstone Association for funding Mr. Gladstone’s performances.

Monday, July 16: Mammoth Hot Springs
2–3 pm Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel Map Room
Songs and Stories

9:30–10:30 pm Mammoth Campground Amphitheater
Songs and Stories with multi-media presentation

Tuesday, July 17: Madison
11 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Junior Ranger Station/Madison Campground Amphitheater
20-minute Children’s Junior Ranger Program—Song & Story

9:30–10:30 pm Madison Campground Amphitheater
Songs and Stories with multi-media presentation

Wednesday, July 18: Madison
11 am, 11:30 am, 2:30 pm & 3:30 pm
Junior Ranger Station/Madison Campground Amphitheater
20-minute Children’s Junior Ranger Program—Song & Story

9:30–10:30 pm Madison Campground Amphitheater
Songs and Stories with multi-media presentation

Thursday, July 19: Fishing Bridge
9:30–10:30 pm Fishing Bridge Amphitheater
Songs and Stories with multi-media presentation

Friday, July 20: Fishing Bridge
3–4 pm Fishing Bridge Amphitheater
Talk and Stories

6–7 pm Fishing Bridge Amphitheater
Songs and Stories

Saturday, July 21: Canyon Village
1:30–2:15 pm Canyon Visitor Education Center Theater
Songs and Stories with multi-media presentation

2:45–3:30 pm Canyon Visitor Education Center Theater
Songs and Stories with multi-media presentation

9:30–10:30 pm Canyon Campground Amphitheater
Songs and Stories with multi-media presentation

Did You Know?

Bison in Yellowstone.

There are more people hurt by bison than by bears each year in Yellowstone. Park regulations state that visitors must stay at least 25 yards away from bison or elk and 100 yards away from bears.