MontanaFair is August 13th - 21st, 2010

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Native Culture Day

The teepee has been a way of life for Crow Indians for centuries, and Crow tribal members will be erecting a teepee during MontanaFair as part of the events surrounding Native Culture Day, Sunday, Aug. 15.

A two-hour program, led by members of the Crow Tribe, begins at 1:30 p.m. at the Community Stage.

As the teepee goes up, members of the tribe will discuss the history of the teepee and the symbolic significance of its various components. They will also share some of the oral traditions that have been passed down describe how the teepee came to be. Visitors will be able to look inside the teepee once it is finished.

The program also includes American Indian intertribal dance. Men and women, teens and children will be dressed in traditional regalia for the presentation and singing and drumming will be provided by the Black Whistle Singers. During the social dances, audience participation will be encouraged.

The event is sponsored by the Little Horn State Bank.

American Indians with a valid tribal ID will receive free gate admission.

For more information about the program, contact Corky Old Horn at 855-9963.

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