How would you like to step back in time and see how life was for the Great Plains Native Americans? Well here is your opportunity!

On Saturday Sep 30, Illiniwek Forest Preserve is hosting a Tipi Gathering and you’re invited. From 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. the entire family can experience elements of the Great Plains Native American culture. This event is free!

From 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. you will be able to view and tour seven different tipis, while conversing with the owners and hearing their stories. From 1-3 p.m. drum circles and dancing will commence, providing a glimpse into the Native American culture. From 3-5 p.m. will be a dinner break, followed by more drum circles and dancing until 7 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to experience how life was lived on this land many generations ago.


Tess Abney was born and raised in the Quad Cities. Her passion for writing and entertainment was apparent at a very young age. Whether it is sharing local events and businesses with readers or sharing her thoughts on life, she finds comfort in the way words can bring people together.