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A great healer, a potent symbol of power, a guardian and a grandfather who can engender fear - the bear is all of these and more.
Through traditional stories and explanations and by actually entering the grizzly bear's domain we learn of the power and gifts he brings to the people. A journey that leads you to the heart of indigenous homelands so inspiring they defy articulation, with the land’s true dimensional reality shared through the indigenous explanations relating to each prominent feature you experience.
We begin our journey by one of the most sacred sites on the Northern Plains – Noahvose - Bear Butte, standing before the holy center of the Cheyenne universe to learn of the great prophet Sweet Medicine and the blessings he received for the Cheyenne. The Vore Buffalo Jump is regarded as one of the world's premier archeological sites, and here we learn of the mechanics of enticing small groups of buffalo from the herds to run over the edges of cliff formations; our interest reflects also the ceremonial journey that is linked to the sun’s passage through the constellations and the relationship between the buffalo and human beings.
At the Bear’s Lodge – Nakohe Vehee (Devil’s Tower) we hear tribal explanations of the rock’s creation and the connecting star world. In Cody, Wyoming at the world’s premier museum of the West, the Buffalo Bill Historical Society, we spend time in the Plains Indian Gallery, associating exhibits to what we have learned. Along the trail of the bear we learn that Yellowstone is Indian Country. We explore the region’s history, cultures and enter the pristine domain of the four-leggeds among the awe-inspiring mountains and verdant valleys of the Greater Yellowstone region.
Heading north toward the Medicine Line, we follow the ‘Backbone of the World’, the ‘Shining’ or Rocky Mountains that define Glacier National Park; the traditional lands of the Blackfeet (Piegan) Nation. We experience sites such as Running Eagle Falls, Two Medicine, Heart Butte, the Sacred Sweetgrass Hills or Chief Mountain before winding our way back to northeastern Montana.
Beginning in Rapid City, South Dakota (RAP) and finishing in Great Falls, MT, this itinerary offers opportunities to learn and experience Native America and bear country with respect for the earth and the relationship between all living things
The cost of your tour includes airport transfers, all accommodations, escort tour guide services with an international writer/photographer as your main guide.
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USA South Dakota Wyoming Montana Local Culture Native Americans Wildlife Viewing