Native Pop takes place for 5th year

Published: Jul. 15, 2017 at 11:41 PM CDT
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Artists from all over the plains came together to celebrate their art and culture at the 2017 native pop held at Main Street Square, in Downtown Rapid City.

The fifth annual native pop art market and cultural celebration hosted 40 artists, cultural performances, and traditional regalia from the great plain natives.

They had everything from traditional breast plates, to jewelry, and paintings.

Cultural bearers came to explain food history, demonstrate sewing, and explain native games.

The festival aims at not only showcasing the native culture of the Great Plains, but also on bringing people together.

"This is about building our community as a whole, native and non native people who live in an area that is historically Lakota and other tribes, “ said Peter Strong, the Chairman of Native Pop. “This is an important bridge building opportunity to just learn about each other and move forward."