A time period in American history we don’t hear a lot about, and a celebration of the Native American way of life are on display this weekend at the Mark Twain Cave Complex.

The annual Bear Creek Rendezvous pays homage to a time in the early part of the 19th century when trappers roamed the west, trading goods with Native Americans in the region.

The Standing Bear Council is in charge of the weekend’s celebration of tribal history and culture. The weekend will feature teepees, a sweat lodge, demonstrations of knife and tomahawk throwing, tribal music and dancing.

The Bear Creek Rendezvous runs from 9 a.m. till dusk Saturday and 9 to 3 on Sunday.