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Native American tour company now operating in North Dakota

August 9, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — When Pat Mabin’s grandparents, members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, traveled it was in a horse-drawn wagon. Her grandmother spoke of warming bricks in the fire to take along for warmth.

These are the types of stories people will hear if they choose to book a Native American-led tour of various tribal and historical sites in the state through the recently launched Nativeways Travel & Tours, The Bismarck Tribune reported .

The native-owned company is now taking reservations online at www.nativewaystravel.com.

Pat Mabin is one of the company’s two full-time guides, along with Dakota Goodhouse, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

“The purpose is to tell stories and share experiences through native voices,” Nativeways founder Mike Mabin said.

And for tours of the Early Peoples Gallery at the Heritage Center, it personalizes the gallery.

“It brings it to life,” Mike Mabin said, going beyond just a viewing of artifacts.

“It’s not just a story of stuff, it’s a story of people,” added Erik Holland, the Heritage Center’s curator of education.

Pat Mabin is one of the company’s two full-time guides, along with Dakota Goodhouse, a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe.

“The purpose is to tell stories and share experiences through native voices,” Nativeways founder Mike Mabin said.

And for tours of the Early Peoples Gallery at the Heritage Center, it personalizes the gallery.

“It brings it to life,” Mike Mabin said, going beyond just a viewing of artifacts.

“It’s not just a story of stuff, it’s a story of people,” added Erik Holland, the Heritage Center’s curator of education.

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Information from: Bismarck Tribune, http://www.bismarcktribune.com

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