Episode 22:

Native American Hall of Fame
Part 3 of The Native American Influence in Great Falls.

On the final part of this three part series, Rebecca and Mari share the rest of their conversation with James Parker Shield. James shares with us about the urban history of Native Americans in Great Falls, as well as the Native American Hall of Fame that recognizes Native Americans achievements since the Civil War.


Show Notes and Pull Quotes

If you missed the first two episodes with James Parker Shield, make sure to give a listen to them now, otherwise our reference to a Buffalo Jump Event Planner will not make sense. Episode 14: Buffalo Don’t Jump and Episode 18: Pow wows and Rodeos.

James shares with us how Great Falls, Montana is unique with having the first urban community of Native Americans.

He also started the Native American Hall of Fame in 2018, which celebrates Native American’s accomplishments since the Civil War. Inductees include a Pulitzer Prize-Winning Authoran Astronaut, America’s first prima ballerina, and even an Olympic Gold Medalist!

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