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Hi-Line Living: Continuing tradition at Fort Belknap with the fiddle and jig

 

February 14, 2020

Havre Daily News/Jack Lambert

Band Member Brad Morin plays his fiddle Friday during Mid-Winter Fair fiddle and jig competition on Fort Belknap Indian Community at the Bingo Hall.

The fiddle and jig event at the Mid-Winter Fair on Fort Belknap Indian Reservation is something personal and special to many people on the reservation, with the event spanning across several generations and the tradition stretching far back into their heritage. 

Many of the people at the fiddle and jig event Friday were there because of family and the pride of their culture. Young and old gathered together for the event, listening to music and dancing.

"It's a part of us," volunteer Robert Fox said.

He said the fiddle and jig comes from the French heritage of some of the members of the...



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