At First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park‘s Visitor Center you can view works featuring contemporary Native American Artist DG House and members of the King Kuka family.  Contemporary Native American artist DG House is a guest artist in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Her work is in permanent collections worldwide including musicians Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and Michael McDonald, Grand Teton National Park and the Smithsonian Institute’s Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC.

Kingsley “King” Kuka was a local Blackfeet artist and poet, known for his paintings and lithographs which he called “Kuka-graphs.” He inspired an entire generation of American Indian Artists, and his work is recognized internationally; it is said the Vatican holds one of this paintings in their prestigious collection. Sadly, King Kuka passed away in December, 2003. His legacy, however, lives on through the creative spirit of his family as his wife Marietta and five children (Kqyn, Kodi, Kokko, Khi, Khol) are active in the arts as well.

At 10am, join us for the final guided rock art hike of the season. This is a great opportunity to learn about 2 distinctive methods for producing rock art. What are the differences between Pictographs and Petroglyphs? How are symbols used in interpreting a people or an era? Learn these answers and more as you join a Park Ranger for this off-trail, moderate to strenuous hike along the cliffs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park! For more information on this show or the hike, contact Clark Calrson-Thompson at 406-866-2217 or at ccarlson-thompson@mt.gov

First People's Buffalo Jump State Park | 342 Ulm-Vaughn Road, Ulm, Montana

Saturday, March 21, 2020

10 AM Rock Art Hike Begins

12PM Rock Hike Ends

12 PM Art Exhibit Opens

3 PM Art Exhibit Closes