North American Indian Days


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North American Indian Days

Second week in July
One of the largest gatherings of United States and Canadian Indian tribes, held in Browning, Montana, the hub of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in the northwest mountains of the state. The powwow grounds fill up with teepees for four festive days of traditional Indian dancing, games, and sporting events. There are also exhibits of arts and crafts—beadwork, quill and feather work, moccasins and other leather goods.
CONTACTS:
Blackfeet Nation
P.O. Box 850
Browning, MT 59417
406-338-7521; fax: 406-338-7530
www.blackfeetnation.com
SOURCES:
IndianAmer-1989, p. 23
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Caption: As the sun sets (photo right) on the North American Indian Days Powwow in Browning Montana, two buckskin dancers are preparing to demonstrate their regal style.
Nettl lists the Blackfoot musical activities of the 1980s: note that most are intertribal or have the general public present: (1) North American Indian Days celebration; (2) occasional briefer powwows; (3) parades; (4) music in public schools; (5) gambling games; (6) listening to recordings at home; (7) academic interests (use of music in museums, educational pageants, classes); (8) reconstruction of older ceremonies.

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