Category Archives: Destination Sheridan

The diversity of Native American languages

The diversity of Native American languages

When driving across the state of Wyoming, you may pass through places like Cheyenne, Meeteetse, Ten Sleep or Medicine Bow. Those towns all vary in location and sizes, but they all have one similar characteristic – they bear names that trace their roots to Native American languages.  While English and Spanish are predominate languages in… Continue Reading

Continuing Culture, Fashion, Tradition and Music

Continuing Culture, Fashion, Tradition and Music

Culture The total population of individuals who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Natives is just 0.9 percent of the U.S. population.  The number of individuals who identify themselves as American Indian or Alaska Natives in combination with other races is just 1.7 percent of the population. Yet in recent years — and aided… Continue Reading

THE ELVIS OLD BULL STORY

THE ELVIS OLD BULL STORY

Storytelling is one of the most important elements of Native American culture. It’s a way to pass down history, heritage and customs. It’s a way to preserve a culture that was forced to relocate numerous times. Mary Rajotte wrote for brighthubeducation.com that Native Americans “use storytelling to pass myths down to future generations.” One of… Continue Reading

Key figures in local Native American history

Key figures in local Native American history

Crazy Horse  (c. 1843-1877) According to the Crazy Horse Memorial history of the man, in 1876 Crazy Horse led a band of Lakota warriors against Custer’s 7th U.S. Cavalry battalion. Crazy Horse was a member of the Teton Sioux Tribe. According to the history recorded by the monument, in 1877 under a flag of truce,… Continue Reading

Supaman

Supaman

There’s a stigma that comes with hip-hop music. It’s a stigma that aims a negative light on the culture of rap music. Rapper Killer Mike and University of Richmond assistant professor Erik Nielson co-penned an op-ed for USA Today in 2015 discussing the issue. “No other fictional form — musical, literary or cinematic — is… Continue Reading

A recreation destination — SC provides access to outdoors, gear

A recreation destination — SC provides access to outdoors, gear

Sheridan College is a community college. The emphasis, at least for Julie Davidson, the school’s director of recreation and outdoor education, is on the community part. When Sheridan College purchased Spear-O-Wigwam in 2011, it kick started what both Davidson and the school hoped would be a wide array of outdoor opportunities. Spear-O was the catalyst.… Continue Reading

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument

CROW AGENCY, Mont. — Located over the border in Montana, the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument and battle site is a good daytrip to take from Sheridan. On June 25, 1876, without authorization from his superior officer, Col. George Armstrong Custer led his men into an ambush that killed more than 250 men, including Custer… Continue Reading

A history of exploration

A history of exploration

Sheridan, Dayton and Clearmont are certainly not large cities or towns. But they are big enough that each day is still filled with jobs, people, hustle, noise and bustle. They are big enough that a flower by the sidewalk often goes unnoticed and the song of a bird gets swallowed up in the sound of… Continue Reading

Don King Museum

Don King Museum

King’s Saddlery and King Ropes go hand-in-hand with Sheridan’s Western heritage, providing a complete western tack store to outfit true-blue cowboys and cowgirls from around the region, as well as visitors from around the world seeking to look the part and take home a bit of Wyoming. Attached to the rope shop on Main Street… Continue Reading

Carriage House Theater and Civic Theater Guild

Carriage House Theater and Civic Theater Guild

Housed in the former horse stables for a founding family in Sheridan, the Carriage House Theater is an intimate venue for local musical and theatrical events. The theater is the primary home of the Sheridan Civic Theater Guild, which has brought homegrown entertainment to the community since 1956. It also hosts live music, productions from… Continue Reading

Hans Kleiber Studio Museum

Hans Kleiber Studio Museum

Famous printmaker and poet Hans Kleiber was drawn to the West like many artists in the early 1900s. However, unlike many famous artists and writers who came, created and left — like Ernest Hemingway — he made the West his permanent home. Kleiber was born in Germany and moved to America at age 13, landing… Continue Reading

Jentel Artist Residency Program

Jentel Artist Residency Program

The Jentel Artist Residency Program offers artists and writers a chance to get away from it all and focus on creating. Jentel is located on a 1,000-acre working cattle ranch 20 miles southeast of Sheridan along Lower Piney Creek Road. It features numerous buildings clustered around the main ranch house, which was built in 1945.… Continue Reading

Ucross Foundation

Ucross Foundation

For more than 30 years, the Ucross Foundation has been a haven for artists whose work reflects creative thought and whose work has the potential for “significant future accomplishments.” Located on working 20,000-acre cattle ranch, the Ucross Foundation provides artists with a residency program that allows them to connect with the land, people and ethos… Continue Reading

Big Horn Country USA camping and music festival

Big Horn Country USA camping and music festival

Back for a second year and promising to be bigger and better, the Big Horn Country USA camping and music festival will draw crowds from around the region for three days of music, food and dancing. Last year’s festival featured Lady Antebellum, Big and Rich and more. This year’s lineup includes Keith Urban, The Band… Continue Reading

Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run

Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run

There’s a reason the Bighorn Mountain Wild and Scenic Trail Run is one of the summer’s most popular events in Sheridan County. It’s all in the name. Ultrarunning has become one of the nation’s fastest-growing sports. According to UltraRunning Magazine, the number of races in the U.S. and Canada jumped from 293 in 2004 to… Continue Reading

Sheridan County Fair

Sheridan County Fair

Sheridan County 4-H participants, family and friends — and a host of people from around the region — always have fun at the annual Sheridan County Fair. Held at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds, the fair offers livestock and animal shows for cows, rabbits, dogs, cats and more. Animals are shown by 4-H participants ranging in… Continue Reading

Big Horn Polo Clubs

Big Horn Polo Clubs

It’s an opportunity for tourists and locals alike to put on their sun hats and polo shirts and enjoy a genteel afternoon cheering on a sport that has thrived below the Bighorn Mountains for more than 120 years. Polo began in Sheridan on July 4, 1893, at the Sheridan County Fairgrounds in a game witnessed… Continue Reading

Don King Days

Don King Days

Each year over Labor Day weekend hundreds of spectators flock to the Big Horn Equestrian Center in Big Horn in search of a piece of the past at Don King Days. Named for the late, world-renowned saddle-maker Don King, the annual event provides a fitting finale to the summer’s action-packed festivities. Don King Days, a… Continue Reading

Big Horn Mountain Festival

Big Horn Mountain Festival

It’s a weekend of bluegrass and folk music as the lights come up on the 11th annual Bighorn Mountain Festival July 10-12. The festival showcases folk, bluegrass, Americana old-time and acoustic music. One of this year’s feature artists is Marty Stuart and His Fabulous Superlatives. Other featured artists include the John Anderson Banc, Crary, Evans… Continue Reading

Taste of Sheridan

Taste of Sheridan

The Taste of Sheridan is a relative newcomer on the Sheridan stage of summer events, but it has taken August by storm. In 2011, more than 1,000 people attended the tasting held at Thorne-Rider Park, smacking their lips on a variety of local and cold beverages from area restaurants and catering businesses. In 2014, nearly… Continue Reading

Suds ‘n Spurs Brewfest

Suds ‘n Spurs Brewfest

Sheridan’s first ever Chamber of Commerce Brewfest was held in 2012 and was met with resounding support. It provided a showcase for 16 brewers from Wyoming and surrounding states — as well as three regional beer distributors — to showcase their finest creations. This year’s event is set for Aug. 29. While the country’s largest… Continue Reading

Third Thursday Street Festival

Third Thursday Street Festival

A shopping extravaganza with a festive flair, Sheridan’s Third Thursday Street Festivals are a beloved summer tradition. Beginning in June, from 5-9 p.m. on the third Thursday in each summer month through September, Grinnell Plaza and Main Street from Loucks Street to Alger Avenue are closed to car traffic and become a walking mall that… Continue Reading

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