BUFFALO AND BIRD
at the SKY PEOPLE of WIND RIVER fundraiser early July
It was at MI ALMA DESIGNS INC. at Echo Park
Native American Elder & Medicine Man, John Nighthorse Tyler of the Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming seeks to raise funds and provide awareness to renewing and restoring the return of the buffalo to his native tribes people and land of Wind River in Wyoming. The fund raising event will feature an afternoon celebration of Native American Art, Food, Storytelling, Dance, Drum Circle, Raffle Prizes, with an 18 ft teepee, including art workshops for children. Bringing your own musical instruments is encouraged.
The Northern Arapaho Tribe of Wyoming is one of four groups of Arapaho who originally occupied the headwaters of the Arkansas and Platte Rivers. They speak a variation of the Algonquin language, and are that people’s most southwest extension. Culturally, they are Plains Indians, but socially and historically distinct. After signing the Treaty of 1851, the Arapaho and Cheyenne then shared land encompassing one-sixth of Wyoming, one-quarter of Colorado and parts of western Kansas and Nebraska. Later, when the Treaty of 1868 left the Northern Arapaho without a land base, they were placed with the Shoshone in west central Wyoming, on the Wind River Reservation. The Northern Arapaho are a federally recognized tribe.