LILLIAN CROOK: WildDakotaWoman — United Tribes Technical College International Pow Wow

It was Pow Wow weekend in Bismarck and the time of the biggest rummage sale weekend of the year in these parts. I partook Friday and found some treasures, with the bonus of driving around river city and seeing how creative residents are in their decorating and landscaping.

It is also the weekend of the Sr. Kateri Festival at our church so, after Saturday mass, we attended the gathering, followed by a visit to the Pow Wow.

The United Tribes Technical College International Pow Wow is billed to be the largest in the world. It is truly an exhilarating celebration of vibrant cultures, and it is impossible to capture on film or video. We saw lots of friends there, including renowned Native American flutist Keith Bear. As has been true for decades, the jingle dresses are my favorite.

If you go, try the cherry fried bread dessert.

If you’ve not experienced it in person, I urge you to attend.  It is one of the highlights of the North Dakota calendar.

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