Celebrate the buffalo
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: March 16, 2019

Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) will host an art show and reception featuring D.G. House and the Kuka Family at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday, March 23 from 12pm to 3pm.

Join us at the First Peoples State Park Visitor Center to take in an exhibit of artworks by celebrated Montana artists D.G. House and the Kuka Family. Visitors may also enjoy refreshments, view the visitor center buffalo culture, hike on their own, or browse the gift shop.

Contemporary Native American artist DG House is guest artist in both Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Her 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 his 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.

For more information call the park visitor center at (406) 866-2217.

What:  D.G. House and Kuka Family Art Show

When:  Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 12pm to 3pm

Where: First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park – Visitor Center, 342 Ulm Vaughn Road, Ulm, MT.
The park is 3.5 miles north of Ulm, just off Interstate 15 at Exit 270.
http://stateparks.mt.gov/first-peoples-buffalo-jump/

First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park is a National Historic Landmark and one of the largest buffalo jumps in North America. The visitor center and interpretive trails tell the story of the people, the animals and the landscape of the buffalo culture. In 2014, more than 17,000 people visited this state park.

Visit Montana State Parks (stateparks.mt.gov) and enjoy camping, hiking, fishing, swimming, boating and more and discover some of the greatest natural and cultural treasures on earth.

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A division of Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks
stateparks.mt.gov

Contact:
Alice Southworth
Park Ranger
First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park
(406) 866-2217
Alice.southworth@mt.gov