National Museum of the American Indian

Blackfeet Nation Tribal Festival

November 16 & 17
Presented by: Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian
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Learn about the Blackfeet Nation and the many aspects unique to Blackfeet culture through this two-day festival. The Blackfeet Reservation, located in northwestern Montana along the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, is home one of the 10 largest tribes in the United States, with more than 17,000 enrolled members. 

Blackfeet artists, performers, historians and culture bearers will share demonstrations and performances throughout the festival weekend. Highlights will include seasonally appropriate dances and stories, and demonstrations of making traditional regalia from the hides of buffalo, deer, elk and antelope. During the celebration, visitors can see traditional and contemporary artistic creations, including beadwork, handcrafted jewelry, quillwork, pottery, horsehair work, moccasins, carvings and baskets.



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