Heart Butte, Montana - August 12, 2006 - A dancer at the Heart Butte Indian Days Celebration in Heart Butte, Montana. This annual four day celebration takes place the second week in August and is 26 miles south of Browning in the community of Heart Butte on the Blackfeet Reservation.
A modern pow-wow is an event where both Native American and non-Native American people meet to dance, sing, socialize, and honor American Indian culture. There is generally a dancing competition, often with significant prize money awarded. Pow-wows vary in length from one day session of 5 to 6 hours to three days. Major pow-wows or pow-wows called for a special occasion can be up to one week long.