2 PM Programs

May 28-30 - Atlatl Program - Learn about the atlatl, or spearthrower, an ancient hunting device used by people of this area before the bow and arrow. This symbol of power was used for thousands of years and there are many atlatl petroglyphs carved into the Sioux Quartzite rock. During this program you will also receive instructions on how to properly use an atlatl while trying to “hunt” a life size buffalo target.

June 1-6 - Travois Program - Discover what life was like as an American Indian family moving on the prairie. Visitors will learn about American Indian culture through a hands-on presentation about the items the people used in their daily life.

June 8-13 - Winter Count Program - Discover how American Indians kept track of history and important events in their lives by recording symbols on hides. Visitors can also create their own Winter Count symbol.

June 15-20 - American Indian Games - American Indian children learned important skills and also had fun while playing games. Visitors will learn how to play American Indian Games such as: the Bone & Pin game, Moccasin game, Awl game, Double Ball and/or Lacrosse.

June 22-27 - Prairie Tour - The Jeffers Petroglyphs has a diverse prairie of several hundred types of plants that grow at different times throughout the spring, summer and early fall. A guide will help visitors learn about the prairie ecosystem while searching for grasses and flowers.

June 29 - July 4 - Atlatl Program - Learn about the atlatl, or spearthrower, an ancient hunting device used by people of this area before the bow and arrow. This symbol of power was used for thousands of years and there are many atlatl petroglyphs carved into the Sioux Quartzite rock. During this program you will also receive instructions on how to properly use an atlatl while trying to "hunt" a life size buffalo target.

July 6-11 - Travois Program - Discover what life was like as an American Indian family moving on the prairie. Visitors will learn about American Indian culture through a hands-on presentation about the items the people used in their daily life.

July 13-18 - Winter Count Program - Discover how American Indians kept track of history and important events in their lives by recording symbols on hides. Visitors can also create their own Winter Count symbol.

July 20-25 - American Indian Games - American Indian children learned important skills and also had fun while playing games. Visitors will learn how to play American Indian Games such as: the Bone & Pin game, Moccasin game, Awl game, Double Ball and/or Lacrosse.

July 27 - August 1 - Atlatl Program - Learn about the atlatl, or spearthrower, an ancient hunting device used by people of this area before the bow and arrow. This symbol of power was used for thousands of years and there are many atlatl petroglyphs carved into the Sioux Quartzite rock. During this program you will also receive instructions on how to properly use an atlatl while trying to "hunt" a life size buffalo target.

August 3-8 - Travois Program - Discover what life was like as an American Indian family moving on the prairie. Visitors will learn about American Indian culture through a hands-on presentation about the items the people used in their daily life.

August 10-15 - Prairie Tour - The Jeffers Petroglyphs has a diverse prairie of several hundred types of plants that grow at different times throughout the spring, summer and early fall. A guide will help visitors learn about the prairie ecosystem while searching for grasses and flowers.

August 17-22 - Winter Count Program - Discover how American Indians kept track of history and important events in their lives by recording symbols on hides. Visitors can also create their own Winter Count symbol.

August 24-29 - American Indian Games - American Indian children learned important skills and also had fun while playing games. Visitors will learn how to play American Indian Games such as: the Bone & Pin game, Moccasin game, Awl game, Double Ball and/or Lacrosse.

August 31 - September 5, 10, 17, 24 - Atlatl Program - Learn about the atlatl, or spearthrower, an ancient hunting device used by people of this area before the bow and arrow. This symbol of power was used for thousands of years and there are many atlatl petroglyphs carved into the Sioux Quartzite rock. During this program you will also receive instructions on how to properly use an atlatl while trying to "hunt" a life size buffalo target.

October 20-21 - Travois Program - Discover what life was like as an American Indian family moving on the prairie. Visitors will learn about American Indian culture through a hands-on presentation about the items the people used in their daily life.




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