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CRST softball tournament continues to thrive during fair weekend

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Fair and Rodeo has a long standing tradition of incorporating not only the traditional elements of a Lakota wacipi celebration and mainstream American fair, but the athletic and team-oriented challenge of the men’s, women’s, and co-ed softball tournaments, which has been a part of the fair since before 1995, according to organizer Kim Claymore-Knight. Claymore-Knight […]

Play Day: learning fun – “The most important teacher in rodeo is experience”

Play Day during the CRST Fair and Rodeo celebration is a much-anticipated and exciting youth event that provides a time for children to learn about the sport of rodeo and horsemanship. Children will gear up for mutton bustin’, ribbon pulling, barrel racing, pole bending, flag racing, and a boot scramble during this year’s event. Besides having a good time, the […]

Local artists generate joy, beauty, honor and support 

Art, whether imagined and born from ancient materials and methods or emerging from contemporary trends, functions as a testament to beauty, utility and culture in any community. The CRST Fair has shared a long tradition of showcasing the people’s art in its Lakota Artist Market and Domestic Exhibit Competition. Inez Iron Bird, organizer for the LA Exhibit since 2005 (minus […]

Wacipis transcend time and preserve Native culture 

Wacipi (wah-chee-pee), also known as powwow, is a social gathering among families, friends, and visitors, and is time to renew acquaintances and strengthen bonds, all while being immersed in culture, language and dance. During this year’s four-day Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe Annual Wacipi, you will see many dancers, drum groups, and dance contests. This year, Jerry Dearly of St. Paul, […]

Rosebud Tour Rodeo results

The Rosebud Fair and Rodeo hosted an Indian National Finals Tour Rodeo Aug. 23 through Aug. 25. Listed below are the results. Results are from the INFR Facebook page. Bareback Riding          Long    Short   Average Steven DeWolfe 67 78        145 Jacoby Johns 67 75        142 Jhett Knight 76 63        139 Corbin Night Pipe 62 0          62 Steer Wrestling           Long    Short   Average […]

Peacock graduates from Army Basic Training

Private Maxwell Viking Peacock graduated from Army Basic Training on August 8 at Fort Jackson in Columbia, South Carolina. His parents, Patty and Mark Peacock, attended Family Day and graduation the next day. Peacock is a member of the 152nd Battalion of SD National Guard, based in Pierre, and began monthly weekend drills in February of 2019.  He will continue […]

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