Episode 14:

Buffalo Don’t Jump
Part 1 of The Native American Influence in Great Falls.

Rebecca and Mari have James Parker Shield in the podcast studio and they let the tapes roll as James tells us about Native American History and Culture in the Great Falls area. The first part of the conversation focuses on the Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and the First Peoples Buffalo Jump.


Show Notes and Pull Quotes

We let the tapes roll with James Parker Shield, so this is the first part of a three part series.

Native history is like gold mining, since you have to pan a lot of dirt to find gold nuggets. In Great Falls, it is easy to find the nuggets.

Joan also mentioned the shallow areas of the Missouri River and how buffalo crossed in that area on Episode 7 when we talked about best mural in Great Falls.

James’ affiliations are Little Shell, Chippewa, and Cree.

The Lewis and Clark Interpretive Center and First People’s Buffalo Jump are great starting points for learning about Native American history, culture, and influence in the Great Falls area.

So you’re the dam expert? Let us know if our claim is wrong.