Diorama figures representing a Native American and a work dog hauling a travois
at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, Casper, Wyoming, July 11, 2010
The diorama theater at the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center on the edge of Casper, Wyoming, showcases figures representing those who traveled the western trails: Native Americans, explorers and mountain men, the thousands of emigrants who traveled west and Pony Express riders. An 18-minute multi-media program, Footsteps to the West, centering on the diorama, is presented on a regular basis through the day.
National Historic Trails Interpretive Center website ( Bureau of Land Management )
The National Historic Trails Interpretive Center is a cooperative partnership between BLM, the National Historic Trails Center Foundation, and the City of Casper. The Trails Center interprets the significant role of the area’s historic trails in the history of the United States, and seeks to promote public understanding of both America’s western Native cultures and historic westward expansion while highlighting BLM’s role as active stewards of public lands.