Celebration of the Plains Indian Culture at Alibates

Texas Tech and Rangers setting up a tepee
Texas Tech and Rangers setting up a tepee

NPS Photo - Brenner

Subscribe RSS Icon | What is RSS
News Release Date: February 13, 2017

Contact: Carl Brenner, 806-683-4751

Beginning, Saturday, February 18, 2017, Alibates Flint Quarries National Monument will host a series of Plains Indian Village Cultural Weekends, “Alibates Fingerprints”, the third weekend of each month through September 17. These events will trace the legacy of people at Alibates and examine their unique connections to the land. Each weekend’s program will focus on a different Native American skill/art demonstrated around our continually growing mock plains village site. Interactive demonstrations will include hide tanning, native weapons building and use, friction fire building, pottery making, Native American clothing and trade, and storytelling. These demonstrations will be in addition to the Park’s normal programing and visitors are encouraged to participate.  
All programs are free.

All events beginning at or near the Alibates Visitor Center.
Saturday-Sunday, February 18-19 – Buffalo Hide Tanning
Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19 – Fire by Friction
Saturday-Sunday, April 15-16 – Buffalo Hide Tanning
Saturday-Sunday, May 20-21 – Native American clothing and trade
Saturday-Sunday, June 17-18 – Pottery
Saturday-Sunday, July 15-16 – Weapons Building and Use
Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20 – Buffalo Hide Tanning
Saturday-Sunday, September 16-17 – Buffalo Hide Tanning

Last updated: May 3, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 1460
Fritch, TX 79036


(806) 857-6680

Contact Us