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Arlee powwow

Vance Home Gun and Greg Gianforte talk during the Arlee powwow.
Corin Cates-Carney

During the Arlee Powwow over the 4th of July weekend, Bruce Meyers, the only Native American Republican in Montana’s legislature, stood along the outside of the celebration dance floor introducing his party's candidate for governor.

Corin Cates-Carney

The Republican candidate for Governor made an appearance during the Arlee powwow over the weekend as the GOP reaches out to native voters.

Mike Albans

The last day of this year's Arlee powwow on the Flathead Reservation was dedicated to the tribes' oldest living veterans.

Emily Proctor

The Arlee Celebration continues for the 117th year this weekend with ceremonial and traditional gatherings of Native Americans. On Thursday, rows of cars were parked and campers were there to enjoy a food, face painting, teepees and dancing.

But there’s also science.

Powwow traditions

Jul 10, 2013
Justin Steck

Since 1898 the Jocko Valley north of Missoula has hosted a celebration during the week of the Fourth of July.  The timing is no coincidence.