Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site is set to come alive with an extraordinary event that will transport visitors back in time to the fascinating era of the American Frontier.

From June 15 to 18, the annual Rendezvous will offer an immersive experience, showcasing the sights, sounds, and excitement of the fur trade period.

The Fort Union Rendezvous has become a beloved tradition, attracting history enthusiasts, families, and adventurers alike. It provides a unique opportunity to delve into the lifestyle and traditions of early explorers, trappers, and Native American tribes who shaped the history of the region. With a perfect blend of education and entertainment, this living history event promises an unforgettable experience for all who attend.

Rendezvous 2023
Rendezvous 2023

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This year's Rendezvous brings something special: a captivating headliner on June 16 and 17. Guests will have the privilege of witnessing the culture of the Upper Missouri Tribes, presented by the renowned historian and reenactor, Michael Bad Hand, along with members of the Crow Nation and their magnificent horses. Through their insightful presentations, visitors will gain a deeper understanding of the customs, traditions, horse culture, and historical significance of the Indigenous peoples who played a vital role in the fur trade era.

Attendees can expect thrilling reenactments of significant events, including mesmerizing demonstrations of black powder shooting and trade negotiations. They will also have the opportunity to witness the incredible craftsmanship of yesteryear through demonstrations of traditional skills such as blacksmithing, lottery, spinning and weaving, and frontier cooking. These displays offer a glimpse into the resourcefulness and ingenuity of those who thrived during this pivotal period in American history.

One of the most appealing aspects of this event is that parking and admission are free. The organizers aim to make this immersive historical experience accessible to all, encouraging everyone to join in and discover the wonders of the American Frontier.

Whether you are a history enthusiast, a curious learner, or simply seeking a memorable outing, the Fort Union Trading Post Annual Rendezvous promises to be an enchanting journey through time. Mark your calendars for this extraordinary event and prepare to be captivated by the vibrant culture and rich history that await you.

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