star trails in night sky

Indigenous Astronomy


27160 County Road 2
Comfrey, MN 56019
United States



About This Event

Join us for a fun multi-phase evening as we explore Indigenous astronomy at the Jeffers Petroglyphs.

From 5 - 7 pm, the Bell Museum will offer astronomy-based activities and Jeffers Petroglyphs will offer professional guided tours of Native American rock carvings that relate to astronomy.

At 7 pm, Culture Bearer Steve Tamayo will give a presentation on Native American Star Knowledge.

Weather permitting, the event will culminate with a viewing of the moon with telescopes.

Steve Tamayo is a traditional Sicangu Lakota artist whose family originates from the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota. After graduating from High School in 1984, Tamayo enlisted in the US Army, serving in the 101st Airborne Division. After returning to Omaha in 1987, he studied the traditional arts of the Umonhon people under Howard Wolf. In 2000, Tamayo moved to the Rosebud Reservation, where he augmented his understanding of Northern Plains art; he earned his BFA from Sínte Gleska University in 2011 where he developed and taught the traditional arts program. Steve currently works for OPS N.I.C.E. program as the cultural consultant.

Event Type:
  • Lectures & Talks
  • Native American
  • Tours



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