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Little Shell Chippewa powwow held at First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park

Posted at 3:54 PM, Aug 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-27 18:03:42-04

GREAT FALLS – Visitors to First Peoples Buffalo Jump State Park on Saturday got a look inside Native American culture.

The fourth annual Little Shell Chippewa powwow was designed to honor elders and veterans.

This was considered a traditional powwow that featured dancing and drumming.

First Peoples Buffalo Jump park manager Rick Thompson said this is a way to bring people from all walks of life together.

“It helps build those bridges between the visitors and the spectators and the dancers and the announcers. It encourages inclusiveness, getting along together, everyone coming together for a common purpose and having a good time,” said Thompson.

There were also several vendors selling Native American jewelry and blankets.

The state park is located several miles west-southwest of Great Falls; click here to visit the website.