Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau Program

5/22/2015
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HUMANITIES MONTANA SPEAKERS BUREAU PROGRAM "THE MÉTIS IN MONTANA HISTORY" WITH NICHOLAS VROOMAN

May 22, 2015

BROWNING, MT: The Museum of the Plains Indian, administered by the Indian Arts and Crafts Board of the U.S. Department of the Interior, will host the Humanities Montana Speakers Bureau program "The Métis in Montana History" with Nicholas Vrooman on June 5, at 1:00 PM. The presentation is free and open to the public. Partial funding for the Speakers Bureau program is provided by a legislative grant from Montana's Cultural Trust and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Nicholas Vrooman will provide a presentation about the Metis, who live along the Canada and United States border between Lake of the Woods, in Minnesota, and the Rocky Mountains, in Montana. He will discuss their history, how they came to be referred to in Montana as "Landless Indians", and their relationships with the Canadian, Montana, and United States governments.

For over four decades, Mr. Vrooman has worked with and studied the aboriginal peoples of the Great Plains. His book, "The Whole Country was... 'One Robe'", introduction to "Strange Empire: A Narrative of the Northwest" by Joseph Kinsey Howard, and production of the CD "Plains Chippewa/Metis Music from Turtle Mountain" are among his published works. Mr. Vrooman holds a doctorate in History from the University of Montana, in Missoula.

The Museum of the Plains Indian is located at 19 Museum Loop Rd., Browning, MT. For more information, please contact the museum at (406) 338-2230 or visit the museum website

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