Annual Powwow Hosted In Fort Kipp
The annual Fort Kipp Celebration was held Aug. 25-27 approximately 10 miles east of Brockton and 10 miles west of Culbertson at the small community along the Missouri River.
Grand entries were held Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and evening and Sunday afternoon and evening.
Royalty included princess Emma Brown, junior princess Antoinette Wise Spirit, mini princess Neyanna St. Germaine, princess attendant Aiyanna Eder, junior princess attendant Winter Brugh and mini princess attendant Raegan Cooper.
“It was well attended,” Carolyn Brugh told the Northern Plains Independent. “They had several specials put on by families and they were really nice. It was a nice turnout and we were thankful for such beautiful weather. There were a lot of beautiful dancers and some delicious food/drinks.”
Specials included a $2,000 Men’s Grass Dance Special in honor of Keaton Armon Lee Longtree and a $1,500 Men’s Fancy Dance Special in honor of Devryn Jon Long Hair.
Ethan Three Stars was the arena director. Xaviar Rattling Thunder was secretary.
Lance FourStar noted, “The Fort Kipp Celebration was a great success with many dancers and spectators attending, celebrating our culture and perfecting dance steps on beat to many local and visiting drum groups. The celebration committee works hard throughout the year to bring another great event for our area to tell our stories though grass, fancy feather, jingle dress, fancy shawl, chicken and traditional categories for men and women’s of all ages.”
Poplar Indian Days Labor Day Powwow is set for Sept. 1-3 at American Legion Park in Poplar.