The Brinton Museum will host an enlightening, one-day seminar on Buffalo Culture, presented by Linwood Tallbull of the Northern Cheyenne, in the Jacomien Mars Reception Gallery on Sunday, August 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Often referred to as the “Ever Generous One” by the Plains Indians, the buffalo blessed the Indian peoples in many ways. It provided meat for food, hides for covering tipis and making clothes, bones for tools, and horns for dishes and spoons. The hair of the buffalo was used to make ropes and halters. Linwood Tallbull will discuss in fascinating detail the importance of the buffalo to the Indian people, stories and legends, traditional foods, buffalo jumps and hunting stories, spiritual use and ceremonies in Cheyenne culture.
Tickets for Sunday’s Buffalo Culture event can be purchased online at thebrintonmuseum.org, or by calling 307-672-3173 for reservations. A $50 registration fee ($45 for Brinton Museum members) includes an enjoyable lunch and beverages provided by the Brinton Bistro.
Linwood Tallbull, a resident of Busby, Montana, is a member of a venerated, traditionalist Northern Cheyenne family, and a leader of the Dog Soldier Society, one of four Cheyenne sacred warrior societies. An ethnobotanist and teacher at Chief Dull Knife College in Lame Deer (MT), Linwood is a member of The Brinton Museum’s American Indian Advisory Council, established in 2014. The American Indian Advisory Council provides to the museum invaluable expertise on American Indian life and culture.