ABOUT ROWDY ALEXANDER
Rowdy (Northern Cheyenne) lives on the reservation, running his family ranch. His slight frame and quiet demeanor belie his history as a champion bull-rider, but to see this Indian cowboy on horseback is to behold poetry in equine motion. Whether you join him on horseback to ride the reservation, or to explore legendary local sites such as the Little Bighorn, the Rosebud, or the Deer Medicine Rocks, you will hear stories of the past and the present, his family history and tribal history. And with his thoughtful narratives you will clearly see why Rowdy is in demand as a history teacher at Chief Dull Knife College on the reservation.
TOURS IN CHEYENNE COUNTRY:
The Cheyenne culture is complex, deeply spiritual and beautiful, the Tsistsistas language is still spoken, and traditional people have retained their ways. Formerly named the Tongue River Indian Reservation, the 707 square miles of what nearly 5000 residents call ‘God’s Country’ is the home of the Tsistsistas – the Morning Star People, or the Northern Cheyenne.
Here is an unmissable opportunity to see the reservation the old way – on horseback - with one of the best wranglers in Montana doubling as your historian and ethno-botanist. Take a day to ride into the reservation hills. Horse owners, bring your own mounts, or enthusiasts, your wrangler has great horses available for your ride. Inexperienced ? You can still ride, but for your comfort, we recommend a 1/2 day
TOURS AROUND THE LITTLE BIGHORN
WHERE YOU GOTTA HEAR BOTH SIDES TO UNDERSTAND EITHER SIDE
Visit one of the most important cultural and historic sites on the Northern Plains where the Great Sundance was held at the Deer Medicine Rocks just days before the impending Little Bighorn Battle.
As dusk fell on June 16, the forces that would converge on the Rosebud were only thirty miles apart, but in philosophy and origin were separated by an ocean. Hear the story of the Fight Where the Girl Saved Her Brother; an event of cultural magnitude and inspiration which still resonates in the present day culture of the Cheyenne people.
Rowdy's military historical perspective on the Little Bighorn is gripping, but when you combine his detailed knowledge of the Cheyenne and Lakota tribal military actions on the Little Bighorn battlefield on June 25th, 1876, you are in great hands if you want to learn the truth of what happened.
Stare across the field and from Crazy Horse's eye view imagine the actions of the Lakota and Cheyenne warriors as they defended their way of life in one magnificent last victory ...with cataclysmic results that reverberated throughout tribal cultures across the West.
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To book YOUR tour with Rowdy, call Sarah on 406 850 3747
Please note: tours are booked on a first-come, first-served basis only.
Visit the Land of the Morning Star People
on the Northern Cheyenne Reservation
...where the Indians ARE the cowboys!
Rowdy teaching WBO Champion Johnny Nelson to rope
Ride The Rez with Rowdy to the Top of the Cheyenne world
Riders of all abilities are welcome