Visit to Crow Country: Day 3

Saturday dawned clear and cold, with patches of snow all over and snow on the mountains all around.Hardin, MTWe took the old road to Hardin and stopped at Lammer’s Trading Post, the oldest Indian stor…
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Visit to Crow Country: Day 2

The next morning we had breakfast at Stella’s, conveniently located next to the hotel. It’s a restaurant/bakery and a long-time fixture on the scene in Billings.Buffalo Chips Art GalleryIt was a windy…
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Visit to Crow Country: Day 1

Northern Cheyenne Craft CenterSince we had some time before we were scheduled to set up at the tribal building, we stopped at the newly re-opened Northern Cheyenne Craft Center near the intersection i…
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Visit to Crow Country (intro)

Every April for the past several years, my boss Dan Tribby and I have planned trips up into Montana to meet artists and get to know their amazing work. These trips usually focus on the Northern Cheyen…
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Earth Day (Anpa Maka)

The Earth is precious. Our Lakota ancestors of yesterday and our people of today tirelessly pray for the healing of the Earth, as well as the healing of the people.So in honor of the one day a year de…
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BHSU Pow Wow: Lakota Omniciye Wacipi

BHSU American Indian Awareness Week and Annual Pow WowTake in the breathtaking sights of pow wow dancers dressed in their finest regalia, listen to the beautiful, haunting sounds of native song, and e…
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Native American Sacred Herb: Flat Cedar

Known as hanté blaska to the Lakota, Flat Cedar is a sacred herb often used in ceremony and during times of prayer…and, according to ancient legend, this dried herb is also a favorite of enigmatic Thu…
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The Return of the Thunder Beings

In the sacred Black Hills, the Lakota ceremonial season begins with the Return of the Thunder Beings (known as Wakinyan to the Lakota people) and is announced by the presence of thunder, lightening, a…
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Sacred Songs of the Lakota

Carefully preserved and protected by tribal ancestors throughout their turbulent history, the pipe, prayer, and healing songs used in Native American ceremonies are very special and highly revered.The…
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