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Rocky Boy Powwow dazzles


August 4, 2014

Eric Seidle

Ruben Littlehead dances at the Rocky Boy Powwow Sunday on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation.

The 50th Annual Rocky Boy Celebration brought the area's biggest powwow to the Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation powwow grounds Friday through Sunday.

Eric Seidle

The first grand entry for the three-day event was 5:30 p.m. Friday and hundreds of spectators gathered round the grounds to watch the day's dancers circle the color guard.

The first songs of the drum groups from around the continent provided background for the prairie chicken, traditional, fancy and other dancers from many nations and tribes.

Between songs from the drum groups, the songs of the stick game players nearby leaked into the arena. Spectators were rarely without song.

The pathways around the arena were lined with vendors of Indian tacos, Chinese stir-fry, Mexican dishes and more.

The powwow brought people of many cultures to experience the traditional songs, elaborately vivid regalia and dances of North America's original culture.


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