Lighting of the Teepees: Illuminating Indigenous Peoples' Day
Lighting of the Teepees is a collaborative project with the Pretty Shield Foundation, the Rocky Mountain Tribal Leaders Council and the City of Bozeman. Seven illuminated teepees will be placed on the bluff that overlooks Bozeman for the 10 days that surround Indigenous Peoples Day.
This dramatic display invites all to consider and acknowledge the longer history of Bozeman's landscape. As Bozeman's population rapidly grows, it is important to amplify and illuminate the presence of the original residents to prevent further erasure of Indigenous cultures.
Lighting of the Teepees will honor the contributions of American Indians to our community, economy and rich culture & history. They will be installed on the ancestral lands and traditional use area of the Bitterroot Salish, Pend d’Oreille, Kootenai, Blackfeet, Northern Cheyenne, Crow, Chippewa Cree, Assiniboine, Gros Ventre, Dakota, and other Indigenous nations of this region.
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