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6 I The Lovell Chronicle ] October 25, 2012 DAVID PECK PHOTOS Bighorn Canyon NRA Archaeologist Chris Finley tells the history of the Two Eagles Interpretive Trail project during remarks at Saturday morning's dedication. Visitors attending Saturday's dedication read one of the eight interpretive signs placed in a circle at the Two Eagles Interpretive Trail south of Barry's Landing near the Ewing-Snell Ranch. TWO EAGLES TRAIL DEDICATED NPS THANKS Bighorn Canyon NRA Supt. Jerry Case said the trail rests on the site of the largest known tipi ring camp in Bighorn Canyon and with the help of the in- terpretive signs will bring cultural history to life "with important stories that orig- inated here on traditional Crow homeland." Case thanked the Crow tribal members who helped develop the interpretive ex- hibits; archaeologist Jud- son Finley of Utah State University, anthropologist and ethnographer Kelly Branam of St. Cloud State University and anthropolo- gist Laura Scheiber of the University of Indiana, who led the field schools and worked on interpretation of the site; the Crow Cultural Committee for supporting the field schools and con- tributing to the interpre- tive exhibits; Crow Tribal Historic Preservation Of- ricer Burdick Two Leggins for his support and partic- ipation; the Western Area Power Administration for funding trail construction and WAPA's Native Amer- ican Liaison Steve Tromly and regional archaeologist Ree Rodgers; the Western National Parks Associa- tion for funding research and Saturday's dedica- tion; Northwest College for helping facilitate the field school and providing stu- dent interns; NWC photog- rapher Dan Baney for the photos used in the exhib- its; the Cooperative Ecosys- tems Studies Unit at the University of Wyoming for Tipi rings dot the landscape at the site of the Two Eagles Interpretive Trail in the Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area south of Barry's Landing. help getting students to the site; graphic designer Emi- ly Yost for her work on the exhibits; the Montana Con- servation Corps for the trail construction and finally, he said, "without the vision, energy and passion of Chris Finley, this would not have happened." Jerome White Hip of the Crow Cultural Commit- tee spoke on behalf of Crow Tribal Chairman Cedric Black Eagle thanked every- one involved with the proj- ect for "recognizing and re- specting our forefathers." "Today, we are sit- ting where they were thou- sands of years ago," White Hip said. "On behalf of our chairman, we'd like to say thank you for preserv- ing our heritage, our cul- ture, our tradition, our way of life of our ancestors, the way they were in the dawn of time. "Thank you for respect- ing where they (artifacts) have been and finding them and preserving them for our future generations, the young ones coming up. On behalf of the Crow Tribe, thank you, all of you, for do- ing this." Anthropologist Bra- ham and archaeologist Jud- son Finley, Chris Finley's son, also spoke. Branam reminded the audience of the contributions of Alma Good Luck, who brought students to the field school, and Mary Bear Cloud, who "believed in us." She also thanked several Crow Cul- tural Committee members. Judson Finley spoke of the importance of the great- er community investing in the interpretation of the site, noting, "It's not always easy. It takes a lot of talk- ing and a lot of negotiating and a lot of work." Chris Finley also praised the late Mary Bear continued from page 1 Cloud, who he called his ad- opted mother. He said she wanted to see the stone cir- cles and made a visit to the site with Finley. "I brought her right where that school bus is parked (along the road), and we walked out into this area, and she was amazed at what she saw," he said. "And she said I want my people to see this because we have lost touch with this land...Her dream was for this land to be open to the Crow again, for them to come back, and her dream became my dream. "This is a dream come true for me. I discovered the existence of this site 10 years ago and realized the significance of what this site could be. Every- body drives through here and it looks like a rock pile out here, but as soon as you stop and step out of your vehicle and start walking, you're going to see some amazing things out here. And I'm ready for you to see that." Case and Pretty On Top then cut the ribbon us- ing stone knives and Pretty On Top again thanked "ev- eryone that was responsible for making this day hap- pen." The ceremony con- cluded with the presenta- tion of certificates and gifts, including blankets for Pret- ty On Top and Chris Finley, who is to go into semi-re- tirement in December. The trail was opened for the first time to visitors, and a luncheon was also held at the Ewing-Snell Ranch. 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