11th annual Return to Foretop’s Father – July 23-24, 2021.

The public is invited to the 11th annual Return to Foretop’s Father
July 23-24, 2021

Foretop’s Father, the Crow name for Heart Mountain, is the setting for the 11th annual gathering. This year celebrates the life of Grant Bulltail, Crow elder, pipe lighter, and recipient of the National Endowment of the Arts Division of Folk and Traditional Arts award. Grant Bulltail performed the ceremony at Heart Mountain yearly since 2010, when The Nature Conservancy gave the tribe access to this spiritual landmark.

View the short documentary, “Return to Foretop’s Father,” about Heart Mountain and Grant’s life.

Conference Schedule

Friday 7/23
5 pm Apsáalooke (Crow) dancers, singers, and drummers
5:30 pm Welcome dance for all attendees
6 pm dinner
6:30 pm Reflection on the life of Grant Bulltail (1940–2020) Founder of Return To Foretop’s Father.

Saturday 7/24
9 am Pipe Ceremony led by Burdock Two Leggins.
10 am hike on Heart Mountain led by John Mionczynski & Laura Scheiber, PhD


Grant Bulltail: ‘Voice of our time’ : PORTRAITS FROM THE PANDEMIC
, Feb 1, 2021 by Kalle Benallie

Crow look to youth for future of Heart Mountain celebration
Powell Tribune, June 20, 2017 by Mark Davis






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