Return to Foretop’s Father 2022: Making Our Way Home.


The public is invited to this FREE event.

the 12th annual Return to Foretop’s Father
July 29-30, 2022.

Foretop’s Father, the Crow name for Heart Mountain, is the setting for the 12th annual gathering.

Making Our Way Home

Conference Schedule

Friday, July 29 – Big Quiet Farm Stay  2020 Lane 13 H 

5:00 pm   Wales Bulltail, Presentation: Significance of the Teepee and it’s construction
6:00 pm   Dinner: Dry Meat Stew, fry bread, berry soup, mochi presentation, Heart Mountain Interpretive Center
6:45 pm   Speakers: Janine Pease and Laura Scheiber.
7: 45 pm   Dance Performance: Tylis Bad Bear, MC

Sat, July 30 – Heart Mountain Trailhead Cabin

8:00 am   Guest Speakers and Pipe Ceremony (led by Howard Hill) at Heart Mountain Trailhead
9:00–3 pm   Supported Hike on Heart Mountain with Chili supper afterward

Janine Pease is an American educator and Native American advocate. She is the founding president of the Little Big Horn College as well as the past president of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium and director of the American Indian College Fund.
Wales Bulltail is an expert on the origin, history, and meaning of the Crow tipi.
Dr. Laura Scheiber  is an archeologist, a former assistant professor of anthropology, and co-editor of Archaeological Landscapes on the High Plains. Owner of Bighorn Archaeology, she has been conducting archaeological research in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem and beyond for over 30 years.


Volunteers needed:

  • July 28 • 4-6:30 pm  Loading tables, chairs, and kitchen supplies. Meet at Christ Episcopal church in Cody.  delivering and unloading at Big Quiet Cowboy Camping (30 min. from Cody)
  • July 31 • 10 am to 12:30 pm loading tables chairs and kitchen supplies and returning them to Church.
  • July 30 • 7:30 am – 3 pm  Help with Pipe ceremony parking, attend Pipe Ceremony,  Hikers who can keep an eye out for the safety and well being of others.  The hike is 7+ miles with 2,500 feet elevation gain.
  • July 30 • 5-7 pm help with evening chili dinner (cooking chili, cooking cornbread, serving, clean up)








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