BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The four-day United Tribes International Powwow is getting underway in Bismarck.

The annual powwow at United Tribes Technical College draws hundreds of dancers from around the country. It also has a featured cultural group each year. This year's group is Explendor Azteca, with dancers representing the Aztec culture of central Mexico.

The powwow Thursday through Sunday is in its 44th year. It's considered one of North Dakota's premier cultural events, attracting thousands of people every year. Miss Indian Nations also is crowned during the event.