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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Crow Fair-pow wow 2012

Last week I went to Montana to photograph the Crow Fair Festival. It is a large pow wow type event with over 1000 teepees. Of course, there are modern amenities as well, and the teepees really represented a link to the past. Most sites had trailers, gas stoves, etc. Each day had a pow wow dance, all-Indian rodeo, and a parade.
I tried to get some action shots of the rodeo

The sun was going down, which helped with the warm weather for the dancers:

The weather was actually quite cooperative-the preceding weeks saw temperatures in the high 90's to 100's. The first day of festivities saw a break in the temp down to the 70's.
The parade was a great opportunity for the participants to show their family's pride in terms of beadwork and costumes.

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