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Associated Press, Published June 10 2013

Oglala Sioux storyteller to speak at Fort Union Rendezvous

WILLISTON, N.D. — An Oglala Sioux storyteller, poet and scholar will speak at the Fort Union Rendezvous in North Dakota.

Jerome Kills Small of Pine Ridge, S.D., is a recipient of the Distinguished Scholar Award from the South Dakota Humanities Council and a Reconciliation Award from former South Dakota Gov. George Mickleson.

The event runs Thursday through Sunday. Kills Small will speak at 2 p.m. CDT Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

The rendezvous will feature a dozen traders along Trader's Row extending out the reconstructed post's north gate. The traders will feature an array of furs and handcrafted items for sale.

Re-enactors will demonstrate a variety of 19th century fur trade skills including blacksmithing, beaver skinning, brain tanning, bow making, and flint knapping.

Several Rendezvous Run events will take place on Saturday morning.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.