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FREE Performances in 2017!

Brulé brings world-class evening entertainment to the heart of the hills in what’s been called “a Native American experience in sight, sound and soul.” The 5-time Native American Group of the Year performs four nights a week (Mon-Thurs) outdoors in the High Country Theater, set against the backdrop of the Black Hills National Forest. Traditional dancers dressed in colorful regalia present a stunning visual of the Native American culture. American Indian tipis and theatrical lighting enhance the stage, creating a true jewel in the hills.

One of the top-selling Native American groups, Brulé has crisscrossed the country with their unique music and message of hope, peace and reconciliation. Brulé’s performance of soulful music weaved with traditional Native American rhythms and dance resonate with audiences long after the show ends. Brulé Website

DATES: 2017 Brulé Season: MONDAY thru THURSDAY evenings; July 10-13th; July 17-20th; July 24-27th; NEW: performance starts at 7 pm! Theater gates & Grill & Pub open at 4 pm–come early & get a front row seat!

SEATING: General Seating — 1st-come/1st-serve
VIP Section – folding chairs up front next to stage
Family Section – large grassy area with chairs & benches; guests are welcome to bring lawn chairs or blankets, or bleacher section

DINING ONSITE: High Country Grille & Pub with wood-fire menu that includes Indian Tacos, pizzas, calzones, nachos, burgers, brats & more; Coca-Cola products, wine & domestic beer are also available. (NO outside food, beverages or coolers allowed; no pets allowed on theater grounds.) Grille & Pub opens at 4 pm!

LOCATION: High Country Guest Ranch, 4 miles west of Hill City on Deerfield Road; 12138 Ray Smith Drive, Hill City, SD 57745.

PHONE: 605-574-9003

Barbara Marshak – Author

High Country’s author Barbara Marshak penned the book Hidden Heritage: The Story of Paul LaRoche in 2006, which tells the inspiring life story of Paul and the Brulé journey. Living in Minnesota at the time, Barbara found herself continually drawn to stories with western themes, never imagining those feelings would evolve into a major life change. In 2011 Barbara was invited to be a presenter at the South Dakota Festival of Books, sharing how the book had opened doors into the writing world that she never dreamed possible.
It was on that visit to the Black Hills that Barbara and her husband John came across the High Country Guest Ranch, thus beginning their transition from a comfortable, suburban lifestyle to running a guest ranch and living in an 1890s barn.

In 2013 High Country invited Brulé to perform at their beautiful outdoor theater, which has served as the summer home for their stirring music and message of reconciliation ever since. Amazed at God’s orchestrations, Barbara is thrilled that two of her greatest passions—writing and the West—have converged. John and Barbara are thankful for being given the chance to serve as caretakers of this beautiful parcel of land called the High Country Guest Ranch. To Him be the Glory!

Barbara is now working on her fourth book, a novel set in contemporary Wyoming.


Barbara’s Books

Painted Skies – coming soon!

When Vonnie Daniels volunteers at a guest ranch in Wyoming, she is drawn into the center of a mystery that nearly takes her life. Time spent amid the rugged mountain meadows and rushing rhythms of Sage Creek bring Vonnie to a crossroads that forever alters the course of her life.

Hidden Heritage: The Story of Paul LaRoche – Now celebrating its 11th year!

The remarkable story of Paul LaRoche, founder of Brulé, and his inspiring journey to share a message of reconciliation between cultures.

Seeds of Salton

Based on a true story, a beautifully moving story of courage, love, and the transforming power of forgiveness set in Montana’s Open Range country.

Michigan & Rookie: Guardians of the Night

Told in alternating point-of-views, this book shares the deep bond between K9 Officer Joaquin Guerrero and his four-legged partner Rookie.



Barbara Marshak is the award-winning author of three books and over 150 published pieces. Her essays and short stories have been featured in regional periodicals all over the Midwest. Barbara has made appearances at numerous book events from Minnesota to Arizona. Copies of Barbara’s books are available at the High Country General Store. She invites you to stop in and say hello!

To see more, visit her website at

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