The Wild West, Artist Charles M. Russell and the Plains Indians
Based out of the beautifully preserved National Register of Historic Places Ursuline Centre, you’ll embark on an engaging learning adventure that covers a wide range of relevant topics.
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Program No. 1650RJ
7 days
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At a Glance

In Great Falls, Montana, rediscover the Wild West from the iconic cowboys and frontier explorers to the centuries-old traditions of the Plains Indians. Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, these rugged lands still hold that spark of the old American frontier. Witness the Wild West come to life with presentations from an expert historian, excursions to historic forts and an exploration of the prolific work of a cowboy artist. With a member of the Blackfeet Nation as your guide, learn the ancient ways of the Plains Indians.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Travel in time back to the Wild West as historian Dugan Coburn brings three illustrious folk heroes to life with period dress and tools.
  • At the Russell Museum and the historic Fort Benton, learn how the American frontier influenced the art of colorful cowboy artist C.M. Russell.
  • With a local member of the Blackfeet Nation to instruct you, learn the customs and traditions of the Plains Indians and take a field trip to the largest buffalo jump in America.
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