This year marks the fourth annual Daylight Creek Gathering in Virginia City, Montana. Commemorating the Treaty of September 24, 1868 with the Mixed Band of Shoshone, Bannock, and Sheepeater people and Tendoy’s Cession Document of January 3, 1870, forms the foundation of this annual event.

The 2015 Gathering celebrated the dedication of Tendoy Park in Virginia City, and this year’s event will feature presentations by members of the John and Janet Creighton Public History Field School, focusing on preliminary interpretive plans for Tendoy Park.

The three-week (May 23-June 11, 2016)  field school (week one: Virginia City; week two: Salmon, Idaho; week three: Fort Hall Indian Reservation) put 10 WSU students into a collaborative public history setting where they conducted research, designed, and produced preliminary interpretive plans for Tendoy Park.

Allison Bremmeyer, Jared Chastain, and Alicia Woodard will present the field school’s student “deliverables” to tribal and municipal stakeholders at a public presentation at the Madison County Courthouse on Saturday, July 16, 2016. Their presentation represents public consultation with the affected parties.

For more information, see the Year 4 Poster for this event.  Contact can be made with Leo Arriwite (208) 478-4041 or Theresa Bache at (208) 236-1187.