Sat, Nov 16, 2013 -- 2:00 PM
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Crow Fair I: Gathering the Tribes -- A century ago, the six Crow Reservation Districts came together for a cultural gathering with other Great Plains tribes. Every third weekend of August, the Crow Fair honors that tradition in a "giant family reunion under the Big Sky." Five days of celebration in southeastern Montana, with a parade, Pow Wow, rodeo and traditional and fancy dancing. In 1977 a team of NPR producers and recordists spent a week collecting sounds and interviewing people at this annual event. This early ambient sound-portrait breathes with the arts and activities of the Crow people: the Apsaalooke Nation. This is part one of a two-hour radio special which ran originally on NPR Folk Festival USA.