On the front cover, the Traditional Pow Wow Dancer, by Kevin Red Star (1988, oil on canvas, 60" x 48"), captures the sense of pride and artistry that continues to connect the past and the present in Crow tribal culture. An internationally acclaimed artist, Red Star draws on his Crow heritage for the historical and modern subjects he portrays. Traditional Pow Wow Dancer is reproduced here courtesy of the artist (copyright) Kevin Red Star). The lead story in this issue, Megan Benson's article on the history of the Yellowtail Dam, examines another aspect of Crow culture, detailing the efforts to build the Bighorn River dam that was finally completed in 1965. On the back cover is a post-construction image related to the dam's power production: Yellowtail Switchyard, by Michael Frary (circa 1968, watercolor on paper, 22" x 29.5"), from the Bureau of Reclamation Fine Art Collection.
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