- PLAINS & AMERICAN INDIAN TOURS TO HISTORIC SITES
TOUR AREAS 1: Plains Indian location: Tour Battle of the Little Bighorn site at Crow Agency, Montana.
Tour: Battle of One Hundred In The Hand aka Fetterman Fight at Fort Phil Kearny, WY at the base of the Big Horn Mountains. (near Sheridan, WY).
Tour: Wagon Box Fight site near Ft. Phil Kearny, WY at Story, WY (near Sheridan, WY). Closest cities are Billings, Montana and Sheridan, Wyoming.
TOUR: Tour the Black Hills of South Dakota and surrounding sites and learn about the history of tribes such as the Lakota. Tour the Badlands of South Dakota near Wall, SD and Devils Tower, WY along with buffalo and wildlife at Custer State Park and Wind Cave National Park. Hear legends and observe and learn star knowledge. Closest city is Rapid City, SD.
TOUR: Fort Robinson, NE, south of the Black Hills and learn the history of the life of Crazy Horse. The location is where he surrendered and was killed. Tour the Red Cloud Agency and learn the history of this agency which would evolve to become Pine Ridge Reservation.
TOUR: Pine Ridge Reservation and see the site of the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre and its history. Badlands of South Dakota are also included. Learn the history of the reservation past and present and about leaders such as Red Cloud. Tour the Red Cloud Heritage Center and Museum. Tour KILI-FM radio station and Oglala Lakota College.
TOUR: Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation and learn the history of the northern Lakota and hear history of leaders such as Crazy Horse, Hump, Touch The Cloud, and Spotted Elk aka Big Foot and see original camp sites.
TOUR: Standing Rock Sioux Reservation in SD and ND while learning the history and culture of the northern Lakota. Visit Sitting Bull College and see areas where Sitting Bull lived and died as well as the history of leaders such as Gall, Rain The Face, and Crow King. See the scenic Missouri River on the east border of the reservation. Closest city is Bismarck, ND.
TOUR: Rosebud Sioux Reservation and Sinte Gleska University and learn the history of the Lakota and leaders such as Spotted Tail. Closest city is Rapid City, SD
TOUR: Slim Buttes Battle site in northeast S.D. Site of the 1877 battle, a pristine area. Closest cities are Rapid City, SD.
TOUR AREA 2: Oklahoma American Indian tribes. Tour your choice of the numerous tribes which settled or were removed to Indian Territory (Oklahoma) including the Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole in eastern and central Oklahoma. Tour western Oklahoma sites such as Ft. Sill where Geronimo was placed and later died there. Tour tribal headquarters and museums and the Gilcrease Museumacross the state. Closest cities: Oklahoma City and Tulsa, Oklahoma and Dallas, Texas.
TOUR AREA 3: Southwest U.S. including Arizona. Tour various tribal headquarters and museums such as the Heard Museum in the area of the Navajo (Dine’), Apache, Hopi, and many others. Closest cities: Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona.
TOUR AREA 4: NATCHEZ TRACE TOUR. Tour the historic Natchez Trace starting in the area of Jackson, MS to Philadelphia, MS to Tupelo, MS to Memphis, TN. Visit the Mississippi Choctaw tribal headquarters and learn the history of the tribe and their connection to the Indian Removal Act. Visit the Chucalusa Indian Village and Museum at Memphis, TN, an on-going archaeological working field site. Closest cities: Jackson, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee.
TOUR GUIDE BIOGRAPHY: The difference with the Plains tours that are offered here is that the tour guide Donovin Sprague is an enrolled Lakota tribal member and descendant of the warriors Hump and Crazy Horse (in addition to others) that actually participated in the events here such as Battle of the Little Bighorn and the Bozeman Trail Wars such as the Battle of One Hundred In The Hand, Wagon Box Fight, Grattan Incident, and Wounded Knee Massacre.
He is an experienced tour guide with many years of experience along with being a university instructor in American Indian Studies, historian, and author of 10 books about Plains Indian and American Indian history. He has appeared on numerous TV and documentary programs about the American Indian including History Channel, History Detectives, the movie Lakota Woman and international media. Depending on locations it may be possible to offer horseback riding through the areas. Tours are flexible and can vary from 1 day to 2 weeks. He can also offer classroom instruction on techniques beadwork, quillwork, bowmaking, featherwork, hide tanning, and flute carving. He has given private small tours as well as touring on large buses.
Contact: Donovin Sprague, PO Box 3777, Rapid City, SD 57709. Home phone: 605-716-9745. Cell: 605-381-6651 See also website: www.rocknrecords.us Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Donovin.Sprague@bhsu.edu