Dream of the Cave Witch: Crow Indian Mythology of Yellowstone Country

Dream of the Cave Witch: Crow Indian Mythology of Yellowstone Country

$1,132.50
Dates:
August 23 - 26
Location:
Lamar Buffalo Ranch
Meals Included?:
No
Instructors:
Franco Littlelight
Audience Type:
Adult
Program Type:
Field Seminars
Program Subject:
Indigenous, Mythology

Centered around Yellowstone National park, the course will relate Crow Indian Mythology through music, songs, stories, and poetry. The elements of the course will be related to sites in Yellowstone National Park in particular and is designed to give uninhibited access to Crow Indian Culture and Heritage for audiences unfamiliar with native culture in general.

About the instructor

Franco Littlelight, artist, musician, singer, composer, poet, and storyteller, is one of few and last truly traditional American Indians. Considered a voice for the Crow People, he is asked to speak on behalf of many in a traditional way.

We are continually updating and refining our COVID-19 mitigation measures to ensure the health and safety our guests, staff and volunteers. Read our COVID-19 guidelines for program participants.

SUMMER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Be prepared to hike up to 1 mile per day, comfortably, through relatively flat terrain on maintained trails.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 3 miles per day, comfortably, with elevation gains up to 600 feet. Some off-trail hiking possible.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 5 miles per day, comfortably, with occasional elevation gains up to 1000 feet in undulating terrain.
  • Be prepared to hike up to 8 miles per day, at a brisk pace, comfortably, with climbs up to 1500 feet on dirt trails. Loose rocks, uneven footing, and off-trail hiking are possible. Good coordination is recommended.
  • Be prepared for brisk aerobic, destination-oriented hiking up to 12 miles a day. You should be physically conditioned to do these hikes comfortably. Elevation changes up to 2000 feet on dirt trails or off-trail. Loose rock, uneven footing, steep hillside traverses, and stream crossings are possible. Good coordination is required.

WINTER ACTIVITY LEVEL SCALE

  • Leisurely hikes up to 1 mile per day through relatively flat terrain on maintained or snow-packed trails.
  • Hikes on snow-packed trails, or snowshoe or ski trips, up to 3 miles per day with climbs up to 250 feet.
  • Brisk hiking, snowshoeing, or skiing up to 5 miles per day with climbs up to 500 feet, including some trail-breaking in snow.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 8 miles per day with climbs up to 1000 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.
  • Brisk aerobic snowshoeing or skiing up to 12 miles per day with climbs up to 1500 feet; or steep, rugged, off-trail skiing or snowshoeing—including breaking trail in variable snow conditions.