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Rendezvous Days and Powwow at Grand Portage: August 8-10

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This weekend, August 8-10, is Grand Portage National Monument's annual Rendezvous Days and Powwow. WTIP host Mark Abrahamson spoke with Park Ranger Karl Koster of Grand Portage National Monument on North Shore Morning.

National Park Service staff and over 300 volunteers recreate a lively voyageur rendezvous at the historic North West Company fur trade depot in Grand Portage, MN. Scheduled events help you learn more about the 18th century life of traders, clerks and Ojibwe peoples. Many activities such as waltz workshop and dainty voyageur contest are open for public participation or simply enjoy watching.

If you need information regarding the Monument and Rendezvous activities or require assistance, an information station is set up just outside the North Gate (the entry with the gatehouse). Information is also available at the information desk in the Heritage Center.