Natawista Event Room

Accomodates 50

Our largest event space at the Murphy Neel totaling 900 square feet is named after Natawista (Natoyist-siksina) 1825-1895, a Native American woman, the daughter of a leading chief of the Blood tribe of Blackfoot Indians, wed at fourteen to the chief trader for the Upper Missouri Outfit of the American Fur Company. She worked as a diplomat, a hostess, and an interpreter with her husband for nearly thirty years to bridge the gap between the white traders and the native inhabitants of the region. Partly as a result of her efforts, a treaty was signed in 1855 with the Blackfeet who agreed to live in peace with other tribes, to remain within designated hunting-grounds, and to allow white settlers and military personnel to settle in their region.

Referred to as an “Indian princess . . . possessed of strength and grace in a marked degree.” She returned to her Blackfoot relatives in 1880, and remained there until her death in 1893, ultimately she preferred “the wild freedom of the plains to the conventionalities of society.”

The Natawista Room offers an unforgettable setting for your event. Whether it be a wedding reception, special family celebration, fundraiser, intimate cocktail party, a lavish corporate gathering, incentive group, an awards ceremony, family affair or other special event. With both our large events room as well as smaller meeting room the Murphy Neel can provide a tremendously wide range of unique event offerings for you and your guests to enjoy.

Here are a few types of events that we welcome at our spectacular venue:

  • Corporate retreats
  • Holiday parties
  • Corporate dinners
  • Presentations
  • Employee appreciation days
  • Receptions
  • Bridal showers
  • Art Exhibits
  • Family reunions
  • Milestone family events
  • Birthday parties
  • Baby showers
  • Concerts
  • Fundraisers
  • And more…

 Ammenities we can provide:

  • Kitchette with sink, refrigerator and microwave
  • Projector
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Catering
  • High speed internet

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