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The Wild West, Artist Charles M. Russell, and the Plains Indians

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7 Days | 6 Nights
While all of our learning adventures offer extraordinary value, our "Best Value" programs were rated by our participants themselves who thought their dollar went particularly far.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Montana, The 1800s: The Wild West
Through firsthand characterizations, historian Dugan Coburn presents an account of Montana's early wild ways and wild days. He brings to life three illustrious and historical folk heroes with period dress and tools of their lifestyle.

Legacy of Cowboy Artist Charles M. Russell
Study the art, life and times of colorful cowboy artist CM Russell and how the wild west impacted his art. Field trip to the Russell Museum containing 11,000 paintings and spend an afternoon at historic Fort Benton, the Little Chicago of the plains.

Customs of the Blackfeet Nation and Plains Indians
Enhance your knowledge of Plains Indians with presenter Don Fish, a member of the Blackfeet Nation. Study Native ceremonies, rituals, traditions and beliefs such as Sweat Lodges and dances. Experience field trips to the largest buffalo jump in the U.S., the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center, the C. M. Russell Museum, Ulm Pishkun Buffalo Jump, a Gates of the Mountains Boat cruise, a nature walk, and a visit to a Hutterite Colony.

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Program includes getting on and off a coach bus, walking along paved and gravel paths, and standing in a museum. Elevators in the Centre are located a couple hundred feet from classes.

Coordinated by Ursuline Retreat, Conference Centre and Museum.

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
6 nights of accommodations
16 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 6 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
8 Field trips


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