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I am writing from the Pikuni Gift Shop located inside the Museum of the Plains Indian in Browning, MT. We are a non-profit organization run by the Blackfeet Community College which serves as a learning center for business students as well as a training facility for Opportunities Inc. students. At our store we sell only authentic Native American Made crafts and art.
Right now we are proud to have three demonstrating artists at the museum. Our first artist is Leonda Fast Buffalo Horse, a Blackfeet native born in Browning, Montana and raised in Seattle, Washington. Her art consists of Stained Glass & Porcupine Quill. She uses both contemporary & traditional Native American designs in her art work.
Our second artist is Ernest Marceau another Blackfeet Native Artist. His artwork consists of abstract line style. “My art is a modern look at native visions as I preserve them to be in the past,” he said.
Last but not least is our third artist, Ray Bird, who also happens to be a Blackfeet native whose artwork brings to life the Blackfeet Culture.
All three artists will be at the museum the remainder of July.
Thousands of years ago (13,000 – 17,000) incredible floods shaped Eastern Washington, the Columbia River Gorge and Oregon’s Willamette Valley. The floods occured when a giant ice dam at Glacial Lake Missoula broke and the waters scoured the countryside from here west, with the water eventually making its way to the Pacific Ocean.
Angela Brown, a contributing writer for About.com, recently posted a photo series showing the remnants of Glacial Lake Missoula, a huge lake formed by a giant ice dam. Learn more about the floods by visiting her photo gallery at http://gonw.about.com/od/photosmt/ig/Glacial-Lake-Missoula-Photos/.
Each summer, I anxiously anticipate Saturday morning. And it’s not just because it’s the weekend! It’s because I know at the end of my street in Missoula, the Farmers Market is waiting for me. Vibrant fresh flowers, pulled from the garden vegetables and warm baked bread are waiting for me just a few steps away. Maybe it’s because I’m a farmers market lover, but the flowers always tend to smell a little better, the sun shines a little brighter and the carrots and peas are just a tad crunchier. Ahhhh, I love summer!
Farmers Markets in Glacier Country
Missoula Farmers Market
Tuesday, 5:45 PM – 7:15 PM, July & August
Saturday, 9 AM – Noon, Mid-May to Mid-October
Missoula Saturday Arts & Crafts
Saturday, 9 AM – 1 PM
Clark Fork River Market:
Saturday, 8 AM – 1 PM
Whitefish Downtown Farmers Market
Tuesday, 5 PM – 7:30 PM, May – September
West Glacier Farmers Market
Thursday, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM, Mid-June – Labor Day