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October 11th -Prehistoric Sites of the Northern Plains

  • 11 Oct 2016
  • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Kit Carson Electric - 118 Cruz Alta Rd, Taos

Date: October 11, 2016

Speaker: Michael Burney

Topic title: Prehistoric Sites of the Northern Plains


Michael will introduce archaeological site types of the prehistoric period typically found in the northern plains of Montana, South Dakota, and Wyoming. Undisturbed prairie has preserved a wide array of native sites in remarkably good condition -- Bison and antelope drive lines and kill sites; stone tipi rings, medicine wheels, rock art, effigies, vision questing places, burials, Ghost Dance grounds, and Sun Dance sites. A sample of these site types will be shown and narrated.

Bio. : Awarded B.A.in anthropology from the Univ. of Idaho, Moscow and M.A. From the Univ. of Colorado, Boulder. He has worked for a number of native tribes: the Umatilla, Cayuse, and Walla Walla, Oregon; the Rosebud and Yankton Sioux, SD; and Assiniboine/Sioux and Northern Cheyenne, Montana. He continues to advocate for the participation of tribes in Amerca's cultural management (CRM) industry. Michael currently travels with federal law attorney, Gary Montaa, (Standing Rock Sioux, Ft. Yates, ND) teaching archaeological monitoring to tribal members selected by their tribal governments.



Join other TAS members and our speaker for Dinner at 5PM

Guadalajara Grill South, 1384 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Taos, across from Ace Hardware.

Arrive between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, place your order at the front, and take your number to the back room.  No reservations needed.





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