While thousands celebrate Little Bighorn Days in Hardin this weekend, a concurrent celebration, Crow Native Days, goes on in Crow Agency.
The event was begun during the Clara Nomee administration during the 1990s. It expanded during the Carl Venne administration but retains a goal of helping native children and adults live better lives.
The Ultimate Warrior Challenge, at 8 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, is a key part of the celebration, emphasizing the skills and strengths needed to make powerful warriors.
Here is a schedule of events:
Fun run and walk, 8:30 a.m.; youth rodeo, 9 a.m.; coal summit, 9 a.m.; buffalo feed, 6 p.m.; round dance, 7 p.m.; fireworks, 10 p.m.
Parade, 10 a.m.; veterans program, 11 a.m.; chairman’s reception, noon; reenactment, 1 p.m.; Indian relay, 3 p.m.; powwow, 6 p.m.
Ultimate Warrior competition, 8 a.m.; Indian relay, noon; art show, noon; reenactment, 1 p.m.; arrow tournament, 1 p.m.; powwow, 7 p.m.
Ultimate Warrior competition, 8 a.m.; Indian relay consolation, noon; reenactment, 1 p.m.; arrow tournament, 1 p.m.; powwow, 7 p.m.