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A big trek to Big Creek

Grand Encampment Museum hosts Native American trek


August 14, 2019

Photos courtesy Grand Encampment Museum

Trek participants will have a unique opportunity to venture onto Big Creek Ranch, seen here in this historical photo, to visit Native American sites in the area.

The Grand Encampment Museum (GEM) will be holding a historical trek that will appeal to both local and Native American history buffs on Aug. 17 as they host the "Native American Trek at Big Creek: A Benefit to Support the Grand Encampment Museum." The trek, which will last all day Saturday, will feature three guest speakers; Dr. Jason LaBelle, Associate Professor of Archeology at Colorado State University (CSU), Ray Sumner, a first-year doctoral student in anthropology at CSU, and local historian and archeologist Chilly Rollision.

Trekkers will first meet at GEM before taking the drive to B...

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