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Release Date: 06/29/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    
  (307) 261-7603    

Trails Center Presents Family Workshop on How to Make Pemmican

The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Homestead Act with a series of family workshops. The third in the series, “Pemmican”, will take place on Wednesday July 11 from 10 to 11 a.m.

Come make pemmican with the Trails Center staff. It’s a Native American food used for long journeys. Pemmican is a high protein meat dish made from: dried meat, dried berries, fat, and sometimes nuts. Since the meal was edible without cooking, it was an ideal food during travel.

“Join us for a cultural experience of creating pemmican,” says interpreter Stacey Moore. “Be prepared to work a little to powder the meat for your very own sample of pemmican.”

Registration is required for workshop participation. Cost is $2 for adults. Children are free and must be accompanied by an adult. Call (307) 261-7780 to register. Numbers are limited.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 06-29-2012