Today I helped out at Ten Sleep’s summer school! They were going to one of my favorite places, Medicine Lodge State Park, just north of the town of Hyattville. Their theme this summer is “Dig Deep”, so I got to talk archaeology! This is the perfect spot for it, having had multiple digs on the premises and pictographs and petroglyphs along a sandstone wall.
After a quick tour of the visitors center, we talked a bit about Indians, and what it would have been like here 10,000 years ago, and projectile points, and atlatls, and we walked a great little timeline!
They also got to draw some of the pictographs into their journals… and take a nature hike. What a fun morning! After lunch, I went back to peruse the pictographs/petroglyphs myself. I know UW has been working on a map of the wall, but I assume it isn’t complete as I couldn’t find it online.
The drawings are always inspirational…
Happy birthday to my mom… Still missing her… ALWAYS. And happy first birthday to little Sweetgrass Edenfire! You are a firecracker and have brought me much joy! Can’t miss her, she’s laying right at my feet!
A little late, but shall we do a Q&A session this month? Leave your question in the comment section, and I’ll answer them in a few!