Join First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park and Billy Maxwell to learn about and build your own primitive food processor, the stone hammer.
Billy Maxwell is a former farm kid turned Cultural Anthropologist who contributes to his Facebook group Prairie Material Studies most days during am coffee. This group informally researches and discusses material habits of Native Americans, Anglos, & others from the Southeastern US to the Cascades and beyond. Access is by permission and is free. Most of his day is taken up working bison, pronghorn, cattle, elk, & deer into buckskin or parfleche’ using old methods and materials, as well as a few modern. Billy does this and natural dying all in the confines of tipis he makes and lives in twelve months a year in Sheridan, Montana. Every day he uses “tossed” pieces and the past to enhance the future.
September 15 | 9am