Celebrate the Center of the West’s Centennial with a morning of activity and adventure at the Plains Indian Games Workshop, led by Ernest Gendron, Nakoda (Assiniboine) educator and craftsman. Participants learn about the games and toys young Native Americans enjoyed for centuries. Many games of skill were used to prepare children for their journey into adulthood, while other activities were simply for fun.
“We’re looking forward to going out and playing some games that will be familiar to several different Plains Nations. It’s always fun to take some of the things we talk about inside the museum outdoors,” Gendron notes.
Kids enjoy a variety of games that they can play throughout the summer. The workshop is for children ages 9–11 and takes place in the Center’s Classroom on June 29.
Advanced registration is required; individuals interested in the workshop can visit tickets.centerofthewest.org and click “Plains Indian Games Session I” to purchase tickets. The cost of the workshop is $10 per student for Buffalo Bill Center of the West members and $12 for non-members.
For more information, contact Emily Buckles, Interpretive Specialist for Programs and Natural Science Educator, at [email protected] or call her at 307-578-4110. Stay up-to-date on all workshops and activities through the Center’s Kids Programs Facebook page.
The Center of the West’s summer educational programs are made possible through a generous grant from the R. Harold Burton Foundation.
For all listings of public programming coming up during the Center’s year-long Centennial celebration, visit centerofthewest.org/calendar.
Since 1917, the award-winning Buffalo Bill Center of the West in Cody, Wyoming, has devoted itself to sharing the story of the authentic American West. The Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution. For additional information, visit centerofthewest.org or the Center’s Facebook page. #100YearsMore
Contact: E-mail Emily Buckles or 307-578-4110.