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Crow History and Culture, Former Miss Indian World Featured During Indian Arts Showcase


This year’s Indian Arts brings presentations on traditional Crow history and culture, as well as from the former 2016 Miss Indian world. Native American music and dancing will also be part of this year’s 26th annual Indian Arts Showcase at Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site. This special event will take place the weekend of August 5 & 6, on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am - 5 pm each day. This event is free.

“The Indian Arts Showcase is one of our events that highlight the history and culture of the Northern plains tribes. We include presentations, music, traditional crafts to help connect the visitors with this rich culture.” says Ranger Yellow Bird.

Special presentations will be made by Marvin Dawes, Crow Historian and Park Ranger at Little Bighorn Battlefield at Crow Agency Montana, and Former 2016 Miss Indian World Danielle Finn a member of the Lakota Sioux tribe from Bismarck North Dakota. The drum and dance performances take place daily at 1:00 pm CDT on Saturday and 2:00 pm CDT Sunday. “Our programs continue to give some of our visitors an experience they might never get in their lifetime,” says Ranger Yellow Bird. “We are glad the tribes who come continue to help bring this opportunity to our visitors.”

Park hours are from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm CDT daily at Fort Union. Fort Union Trading Post is located 24 miles north of Sidney, Montana and 25 miles southwest of Williston, North Dakota, via highway 1804. While here, visitors are encouraged to tour the reconstructed fort, trade room and Bourgeois house.

For more information on Fort Union Trading Post National Historic Site contact the park at 701-572-9083. Facebook at:


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