Footage taken at a July 4th rodeo in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Parade shots at the rodeo include Ben Black Elk in buckskins and war bonnet and truncated versions of the war and kettle dance as well as a fancy dancer. Footage also includes a Sioux Indian Dog feast held by Chief Roan Bear at the Cheyenne River Agency, South Dakota, showing preparation of a shunka (dog) accompanied by cooking of buffalo meat, tipsina (Indian turnip), radishes, and other vegetables.
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Received from the Red Cloud Indian School Heritage Center in 1988.
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