High Noon Lecture
July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Crow Fair: Celebrating 100 Years of Apsaålooke Culture
Lecture by John Zumpano and Shane Doyle.
For over a hundred years the Apsáalooke people have celebrated Crow Fair at Crow Agency, MT. Originally started by a government agent as an agricultural fair, the tribe slowly transformed it into something more to their liking – a giant week-long reunion of friends, family and visitors. Mile long daily horseback parades, day and night dancing contests, thrilling rodeos, Native veteran color guards, rousing drum groups, a vast tipi camp and a cornucopia of tribal regalia present a fascinating immersion in the lifestyle and traditions of Crow people. The presentation will explore this celebration of Northern Plains indigenous culture, often called “Tipi Capitol of the World”, with John Zumpano’s compelling photos and Shane Doyle’s insightful commentary and songs.
Sponsored by The Foundation For Community Vitality