Trek into the past


Erik Gantt

Chilly Rollison secures the lodge poles of his tipi during the Saratoga Museum trek to Big Creek Ranch.

Local historian and archaeologist, Chilly Rollison, was emotional after being able to visit the place that first sparked his passion for Native American history and lifeways nearly 40 years ago.

Rollison, along with Big Creek Ranch Manager Mark Dunning, gave 40 Saratoga Museum Trek participants an in-depth tour of tipi rings, war lodges, and the Cherokee Trail located on Big Creek Ranch last Saturday.

The day's events started with Rollison erecting his tipi to give participants a better understanding of how tipi rings were formed at the Six Mile site, just north of Wyoming-Colorado border....

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