Crow Tribe Welcomes New Year With Crow Fair

Aug 21, 2019

The Crow Fair begins every third Thursday of August and features one of the biggest powwows in the country.

Miss Crow Nation Awna Bad Bear, 19, mounts her horse, Moon, to race to the last day of the Crow Fair parade on Sunday August 18, 2019.
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Onlookers watch the Crow royalty ride past in the parade on August 18, 2019.
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Bad Bear leads the Sunday parade at Crow Fair on August 18, 2019.
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Bad Bear rides back to the campground that has been in her family since 1904, when Crow Fair started.
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Bad Bear helps her cousin Andi Yellowmule, 13, with her crown before the Grand Entry starts on August 18, 2019. Yellowmule is this year's All Veterans Princess. Bad Bear says she ran for Miss Crow Nation to encourage her cousin to also compete to be royalty, in hopes of getting her out of her shell.
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Bad Bear and Yellowmule help kick off the Grand Entry on August 18, 2019.
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A dancer competes during the Grand Entry on August 18, 2019.
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A young dancer during the Grand Entry at Crow Fair on August 18, 2019.
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Onlookers watch as dancers showcase their talent during the Grand Entry on August 18, 2019.
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Dancers in the arbor during the Grand Entry on August 18, 2019.
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Three girls turn their attention to the center of the arbor during the Grand Entry on August 18, 2019.
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