August 30, 2019

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Bison program at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park Sept. 14

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, AUG. 30, 2019 – Join park staff at Missouri's American Indian Cultural Center at Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 14, to see how American Indians used the bison (buffalo) as a "superstore on hooves."

The Missouria Indians used items found in their environment to sustain their lives when they settled on the land that is now Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park. Bison once roamed these prairies in large herds, thus providing the Missouria Indians with ample resources to make food, tools, clothing and more. During this program, participants will have the opportunity to match modern-day items with items American Indians made from all parts of the bison, inside and out. 

Annie and Abel Van Meter State Park is located 12 miles north of Marshall on Hwy 122. For more information about the event, call the park at 660-886-7537.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit the web at Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.