Montana Folklife Area

Celebrate the rich, living heritage of Montana and the West.

In 2013, folklife demonstrations, displays, exhibits, performances and narrative presentations explored the theme -- Gathering at the Headwaters: The Influence of the Confluence of Rivers and Riparian Lifeways in Montana and the Mountain West.

This summer's Montana Folk Festival put rivers and their influence on our history and heritage on stage. Rivers have been central to human existence and prosperity in this region for well over 10,000 years. Attendees were able to explore demonstrations of skills and trades related to riparian lifeways including canoe making, trap making, fishing equipment and other criticals tool related to living with rivers.

Demonstrators will interpret the importance of skills and tools and occupations related to riparian lifeways  in Montana and the West down through the years.  Check back soon to see the theme for 2014's Montana Folklife Area. 

 

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:21 AM

Eva Boyd & Buck Morigeau

Salish Basket Making

Ronan and Arlee, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:20 AM

Watershed Warriors

Watershed Education | Matt Wilhelm and Chris Gillespie

Livingston, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:18 AM

Abby Rokosch

Waterfowl, Wetlands and Rivers | Ducks Unlimited

www.ducks.org | Bozeman, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:17 AM

Elizabeth Erickson

Butte Natural Resources Council (BNRC)

Butte, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:12 AM

Janice Hogan

Citizens Technical Environmental Committee (CTEC)

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:11 AM

Guarding Our Headwaters

Clark Fork Watershed Education Program | www.cfwep.org

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:10 AM

Ellie Long

Clark Fork Coalition | Preserving and Restoring the Clark Fork Watershed

Missoula, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:09 AM

Jocelyn Dodge

Rivers and Our Public Lands | United States Forest Service

Butte, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:07 AM

Glenn Brackett

Custom Bamboo Flyrod Crafting

Sweetgrass Rods | Twin Bridges, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:06 AM

Bruce Little

Fly Tying George Grant Style

Butte, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:05 AM

Meet the Artists

MaryAnn Bonjorni, James Clayborn, Olivia Everett, Monte Dolack, Glenn Bodish

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:02 AM

Mary Goukas

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation

www.dnrc.mt.gov | Floodplain Management | Helena, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:01 AM

June Pusich-Lester

NorthWestern Energy | Renewable Energy Demonstrations

www.northwesternenergy.com | Butte, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:00 AM

Tim Ryan

EthnoTech, LLC | Salish Fish Trapping | www.ethnotech.com

Arlee, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:00 AM

Linwood Tall Bull

Cheyenne Plant Traditions/Ethnobotany

Lame Deer, Montana

Posted On Jun 15 2013 10:00 AM

Scott Enloe

Canoe Builder/Woodwright | www.scottsboatworks.com

Great Falls, Montana

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