Courtship, Wagons and Peace at the Trails Center


August 12-13, 2017





National Historic Trails Interpretive Center


1501 N. Poplar St. Casper, WY 82601


Brady Owens


CASPER, Wyo – Death, chivalry and wagon packing will be the focus at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC)
Saturday, August 12 and Sunday, August 13, during three free interpretative programs, for both children and adults.
Learn the art of packing the essentials for a journey across the nation. Interpreters will lead a discussion on packing for a 19th century trip. Children will assist in packing the wagon with real items on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. during the free interactive youth program, “Pack the Wagon.”
NHTIC Interpretive Technician, Shawn Wade, will relate the story of Mini-aku, the daughter of Brule’ Chief Spotted Tail, and her final wish during the free interpretive program, “Mini-aku: Teenage Ambassador of Peace,” at 1 p.m. on Saturday. In a grand display of pageantry, the seventeen-year-old was laid to rest in a scaffold grave overlooking Fort Laramie.
Rekindle the pioneer gentleman and lady on Sunday, August 13 at 1 p.m. during the free interpretive program, “Courtship and Chivalry of the West.” The impact of women on the American frontier in the nineteenth century and early twentieth centuries should not be underestimated. NHTIC volunteer Jean Smart will compare behaviors between the two genders, and articulate the impact of women settling the west
The NHTIC Afternoon Talks are short interpretive programs, ranging from 20 to 45 minutes, and are free and open to the public.
For more information, please contact NHTIC by calling (307) 261-7700.

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