Plan to join us for the Rock Art Hike and Art Exhibit at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park.
The Art Exhibit:
The art show features contemporary Native American Artist DG House and members of the King Kuka family. DG House is the guest artist in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. House’s 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.
The Art Show/Exhibit will start at 12 pm and end around 3 pm.
The Rock Art Hike:
Join us for the final guided rock art hike of the season. This is a great opportunity to come and 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 on a hike that is off trail and is moderate to strenuous along the cliffs at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park!
The hike will start at 10am and end around noon. The hike is $4.00 a person and there are 20 spots available. Please call First Peoples Buffalo Jump at 406-866-2217 to reserve your spot on this hiking opportunity.
The hike is weather dependent and may be cancelled due to ice or snow. There is no additional charge to attend the Art Exhibit. We are in our winter hours of operation which is October 1st through March 31st, Wed-Sat 10 AM to 4 PM and Sunday from 12 PM to 4 PM. Admission to the park for Montana residents is free. Non-residents pay $4.00 for walk-in entry or $6.00 per vehicle.