The steady rhythm of the drum, the voices singing in a native tongue, the dancers dressed in a rainbow of colors, feathers on their heads and bells jingling as they moved.
CROW AGENCY — Thousands of people from around the country are gathering in Crow Agency this week to celebrate the 96th Annual Crow Fair.
The throbbing beat of the drum and the high-pitched songs sung in Native tongues are a vital part of any powwow.
A group of dancers takes a break during last year’s Montana State University Billings powwow outside Alterowitz Gymnasium. The annual two-day event starts with a grand entry at 6 p.m. Admission if free.
Bertha Bear Claw’s legacy is tough to describe, but there’s little doubt that it’s easy to see.
Montana State University Billings' first training session for its annual powwow is set for today, and it's open the public.
Dancer Chris Roberts, right, has compiled several photos from his powwow travels for a 2014 calendar, which is available for purchase now.
CROW AGENCY — Wandering around the temporary village that rises during Crow Fair, it’s not difficult to picture life in the tribe’s past.
Crow Fair, an event when members of the tribe go back to their roots, will start Thursday in Crow Agency.
The 45th Annual Montana State University Billings powwow is set for April 5 and 6 at Alterowitz Gym.
Dancers compete at the Saturday night powwow of the 94th annual Crow Fair.
Crow Fair is a time when members of the tribe go back to their roots.
Darcy Merchant Jr., 4, performs his first dance as part of the 44th annual MSUB Powwow ceremony, a Crow Tribe tradition passed down to him by his greatuncle.
Photos of the annual MSUB Powwow on Friday.
Dancers enter the gymnasium during the grand entry of the annual MSUB Inter Tribal Powwow on Friday, April 13, 2012.
A young girl walks in the grand entry at the annual MSUB Inter Tribal Powwow on Friday, April 13, 2012.
A young boy dances in a intertribal dance at the annual Montana State University Billings Powwow on Friday.
A young girl walks in the grand entry at the annualMontana State University Billings Powwow on Friday.
An Indian dancer participates in the grand entry at the Montana State University Billings Powwow on Friday.