Crow Summer Pow Wow

We are nearing September and the summer has flown by! I have really enjoyed participating in the many outdoor activities offered in Montana.  As home to seven Native American reservations, with an enrolled population of over 4000, Montana in summer offers its Tribes the opportunity to get together and celebrate. This was my first experience of a Native American Pow Wow and I was truly enthralled! The Pow Wow was held on the Crow Reservation in southeast Montana, just 2 miles from the site of the Battle of  Little Big Horn. The festival involved Tribal dance competitions, a rodeo for adults and kids, and daily parades.

Since this was a party for people of Native heritage (of which I am not), I tried to be respectful with the photography. These photos were taken in full sun and are not the best quality, but you get an idea of the pageantry.  It was an amazing event! I appreciate the Crow’s willingness to allow for “pale face” observers. Do click back and forth on the images to get the full view.

Enjoy the remainder of your “dog days” and have a happy and safe Labor Day weekend!


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