Blackfeet Indian Summer Games 2014
Thursday, September 25th from 10am to 4pm
At Stampede Park & Pow Wow Grounds in Browning, MT
Join us for an incredible event that touches the heart of our community. Blackfeet Indian Summer Games 2014 will bring several horse teams together for a series of horse events including Indian Relay, Rescue Race, Night Shirt Race, Horse Hoop & Spear and more! You won't want to miss it. Gate entrance fees are $5 per person (3 and under free). Cash prizes for relay winners.
On the Pow Wow Grounds (FREE):
10:00 am - 2:30 pm > Observe local middle school students as they learn and play traditional Dog Day games like Shinney, Doubleball, Hoop and Long Arrow, and more (located on the Pow Wow Grounds, both in- and outside the Stick Game Arbor and outside the Museum of the Plains Indian)
In Stampede Park ($5 per person):
10:00 am - Noon > Attend horse history clinics and traditional horse game demos
1:00 pm > Opening prayer
1:00 - 4:00 pm > Enjoy horse relay events
The International Traditional Games Society is dedicated to the recovery, restoration and re-introduction of Native American Indian games. We believe our efforts to revive and reenact traditional games give power to the life-affirming expression of “What Holds us Together,” as we honor the unique cultural expressions of different tribes, including language, movement, and skills for shared survival.
Through workshops, special events and instructor certification, we are committed to the preservation of this core element of the first people's culture and traditions.
International Traditional Games Society was organized in 1997 by Tribal College Presidents and Tribal Culture Directors for the mission of recovering and restoring the traditional games of our regional tribes, including those relatives across the Canadian border.