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Native American culture should be part of Bison World

The Bison World design only gives a nod to our Native Americans with a presentation on the big screen.

JSSP Letter to Editor
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I refer to The Jamestown Sun article "Bison World designed for all ages" from Dec. 4-5:

I am thrilled that investors and project planners want to actively bring notice and tourism to Jamestown, N.D.

I moved to Jamestown from the East Coast in 1978. I hoped to see the old Wild West and Native American presentation and culture. For the most part, I saw western wear and rodeos, and our wonderful Frontier Village. This left me feeling that part of our old west was missing.

Many tourists will come to our wonderful city and enjoy the fun activities at Bison World. How wonderful it would be for them to get a taste of Native American culture along with the old west of the Frontier Village.

The Bison World design only gives a nod to our Native Americans with a presentation on the big screen. I personally believe many travelers and tourists would enjoy experiencing an actual presentation of a Native Village and giving Natives an opportunity to show and sell their wares. Many would enjoy seeing enactments of Native life and possibly their music, culture and dance. I would love to experience the pride of our Native Americans in a live presentation right here in Jamestown instead of viewing them on a screen.

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Here we are on the verge of the year 2022, unfortunately, the Native Americans will only get a nod to their history on a big screen.

I do believe many would agree with me. I would love to hear from you.

Thank you for this opportunity to voice my opinion.

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