I knew the Indian Village was open when I heard the flutes playing. A family moved closer to the center ring to sit on the carved benches. A handful of people were chosen to participate in a performance. And others wandered in and out of the shop fronts, looking at dream catchers, pots, turquoise jewelry and other wares.

Since 1898, the Native American community has performed for Cheyenne Frontier Days to instill culture, history and education to friends of Frontier Days. In 1960, according to the Cheyenne Frontier Days website, the Indian Village was made to establish a permanent ground for tourists to visit.

Take a walk through the 2014 Indian Village in the photo gallery below: