Native American culture should be part of Bison World – Jamestown Sun


I refer to the Jamestown Sun article “Bison World designed for all ages” from December 4-5:

I am delighted that investors and project planners are actively interested in bringing attention and tourism to Jamestown, ND

I moved to Jamestown from the East Coast in 1978. I was hoping to see the Old West and Native American presentation and culture. For the most part I saw Western clothing and rodeos, and our wonderful Frontier Village. It left me with the feeling that a part of our old west was missing.

Many tourists will come to our wonderful city and enjoy fun activities in Bison World. How wonderful it would be for them to experience Native American culture with the Old West in Frontier Village.

The Bison World design is just a nod to our Native Americans with a big screen presentation. I personally believe that many travelers and tourists would love to see an actual presentation of a native village and give the natives the opportunity to show and sell their wares. Many would like to see performances of Indigenous life and perhaps their music, culture and dance. I would love to experience the pride of our Native Americans in a live presentation right here in Jamestown instead of seeing them on a screen.

Here we are at the dawn of the year 2022, unfortunately, Native Americans will only be entitled to a blink of an eye to their history on the big screen.

I think many would agree with me. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for this opportunity to express my opinion.

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