WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) _ 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.