About Us

The Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village is located 2 1/4 miles west of Browning, Montana on US 89; 15 minutes from Glacier National Park.

In 2002 the Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village was chosen by the Four Times Foundation to be part of their fellowship program. The Four Times Foundation supports self-sustaining Native American entrepreneurs who are committed to strengthening their Native communities, cultures, economies and the sovereignty of Tribal Nations.

In 2009 Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi village was featured in  “100 Greatest Trips” a Travel & Leisure book about the best travel destinations worldwide.

GALLERY OPENING HOURS:
June – September     10 a.m. – 6 p.m. daily

October – May            by appointment

TIPI CAMP OPENING:

May – September

Angelika Harden – Norman

Co-Owner & Manager

 

Originally from Hamburg, Germany, Angelika Harden-Norman’s degrees are in Physical Therapy and Social Work. Additionally she earned a degree in art marketing – Creative Arts Enterprise – from Montana State University in Great Falls in 2007. Since 1999 she has managed the Lodgepole Gallery & Tipi Village.

“Native American art and Native American culture have become the center of my life since moving to Montana from Hamburg, Germany in 1999. My work as gallery & tipi village owner and art photographer is focused around Native American culture and history. With my photographic work, I like to capture the beauty of Blackfeet country & culture while communicating their positive values. Montana’s nature and its Native people have a strong influence on my art. Please feel free to visit my webpage to find out more.

My photos have been published in newspapers, brochures, books about the Blackfeet tipis by travel agencies, such as National Geographic’s travel catalogue, on CD covers, and by museums.”

Darrell Norman

(Ee-nees-too-wah-see / Buffalo Body) Owner and Founder

Darrell Norman is a traditional artist, dancer, singer and enrolled member of the Blackfeet Tribe. He is also a member of the ancient Blackfeet Thunder Pipe Society and Crazy Dog Society. Darrell received a certificate in Fine Art from the North Seattle Community College and has a degree in professional sales. He studied Blackfeet language and philosophy at the Blackfeet Community College for two years and has learned continuously about traditional Blackfeet Indian art forms from elders and other Native American artists.

In 2004 Darrell was honored with the Artist in Business Leadership Award by the First Peoples Fund and in 2002 with Community Spirit Award for his efforts to keep traditional Blackfeet art forms alive. In 2007 he was honored and received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the North Seattle Community College. In recognition of artistic excellence and contribution to the preservation of Montana’s cultural heritage, Darrell has been inducted into Montana’s Circle of American Masters in Visual Folk & Traditional Arts by the Montana Arts Council in 2012.

Please visit Darrell Norman’ s pages for further information!