Visit with a 1879 Fur Trader
By Moosetrack Megan

Posted: June 19, 2019

(Glendive, MT) – Makoshika State park will host the Montana Conversations program “A Visit with an 1879 American Fur Company Trader” with Greg Smith on Friday, June 21 at 7pm.

In this living history performance, Smith brings to life the adventures and stories of James W. Schultz through the fictitious character of Jim Deakins. The year is 1879 and through Jim Deakins, the audience will share in the adventures of the Blackfeet and their enemy, the Crow; hunt the last of the great bison herds; and enjoy stories of that “foolishness” called Yellowstone National Park.

Greg Smith lives in Bozeman, MT and was a Ranger Naturalist and Backcountry Ranger in Glacier National Park for nearly 20 years. A longtime believer in the power of education, Smith now works with kids and adults as a storyteller, naturalist and historian. In his spare time, Greg enjoys trail running, backpacking, Nordic skiing and traveling the world on his bike.

This presentation is free to the public.  Funding for Montana Conversations is provided by Humanities Montana through grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, Montana’s Cultural Trust, and private donations. This campfire program will take place at the Makoshika State Park Kiwanis Pavilion.

For more information, call the park visitor center at (406) 377-6256.

What:  A Visit with an 1879 American Fur Company Trader” with Greg Smith

When:  Friday, June 21, 2019 at 7:00 pm

Where: Kiwanis Pavilion, Makoshika State Park, 1301 Snyder Ave. Glendive, MT

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Chris Dantic
Park Manager,
Makoshika State Park
(406) 377-6256