The 143nd Annual Rosebud Fair, Wacipi and Rodeo will be held August 23-25, 2019 at the Rosebud Fairgrounds in Rosebud, South Dakota. The annual Wacipi (powwow), fair and rodeo is held each year, beginning on the fourth Thursday in August, ending on Sunday. This event has long been a favorite stop on the pow wow trail, where generations of Lakota have gathered to celebrate their proud culture.
The Origins Of The Rosebud Fair
BY VI WALN, SICANGU LAKOTA
The first tribal celebration held at Rosebud was in late summer of 1876 after the Sicangu Lakota Oyate learned of the June 25 annihilation of General George A. Custer and the 7th Calvary. It was a victory celebration to honor many Lakota, Dakota, Cheyenne and Arapaho warriors who fought in the Battle of the Little Big Horn. The Akicita also carried home the personal flag of the fallen General Custer along with several troop guidon flags....