31st annual Black Hills Powwow gets underway Friday

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Come dance with us is the theme for the Black Hills Powwow, as the 31st annual event will open its doors Friday at the Civic Center.

The powwow will feature traditional Native American dances such as women's traditional, fancy, and jingle dress ... and men's dances including grass, traditional, and fancy.

The powwow also gives an excellent opportunity to pass on the traditional way of life for Native Americans on to the next generation.

Stephen Yellowhawk says, " It means so much to see the culture being carried on and as strong as it is the young ones coming up the future generations to keep this culture alive. Its beautiful."

Yellowhawk added that this year's Black Hills Powwow is not competing against any other large Powwow's in North America so they are expecting a very large turnout. He says that Rapid City continues to be a great host for the gathering.

Yellowhawk says, " It's a blessing to see all the wonderful dancers and awesome singers that come from all over North America to participate here in the beautiful Black Hills area. So thankful for the community and how they welcome this event every year and play a perfect host for the Black Hills Powwow."

The price of admission to the powwow is $28 dollars for a weekend pass, and $15 dollars for a day pass. Everyone is welcome to come and attend the event.