Live Museum Parade Coming Up
By James Walling
Fort Peck Tribes Cultural Resource Department is hosting a live museum parade with payouts and events Friday, Sept. 23.
The parade will start at 1 p.m. at Legion Park in Poplar with categories including men/veterans/police, best traditional dressed child, ladies traditional umbrella, beaded hat with accessories, story blanket/star quilt and best dressed horse or dog. Parade floats will include participants in an historic Tribal theme contest and vocal contests for male (war whoop) and female (le le) participants, respectively.
The first 50 participants will get a free event shirt. All surrounding schools, Indian reservations, parks and museum groups are welcome to participate.
A traditional food cook off is planned for 10 a.m., followed by a popup museum event and games until 12:30 p.m.
The live museum will feature CRD staff with items from the Tribal Historic Preservation Office, Museum and Archive Center. Youpee said staff will carry boxes with items appropriate for exhibiting outdoors and staff will be promoting the CRD facilityâ€™s grand opening, set for Monday, Sept. 26.