Pow Wow was held Jun. 8-10, 2012

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Pow wow groundsNative dancerscollage of two photos
Preparing to sing and drumNative drum groupSingerTribe singers set upMoney on the drum after performanceDrumsticks
Grand Entry
Displaying the flagsDisplaying the flagsDancers enterPow wow signView from the covered circle

View VIDEO of afternoon grand entry

View VIDEO of evening grand entry

Men's Dances
Young dancerPrairie chicken danceHunting danceTraditional danceDancerSwirling ribbonsSwirling ribbons 2Swirling ribbons 3
Women's Dances
Shawl fringe moves like prairie grassesFemales enterJingle dancerJingle dancer 2Jingle dancer 3
Casual Times
Gary speaks with Kansas relativesPassing dancerGary Dance prepDance prep 2Costume in motionAll agesWish I knew more about this little pupWoody attends the Pow wowKids playYoung dancer observesTail feathers hung temporarily on the fence
Untangling the Flag
Relaxing in the supper hourLifted to untangleJust untangledFlying free
Late day sunDrumShowing war clubNative vetsPouches for sale
Evening Grand Entry
Displaying flagsDisplaying flags 2Displaying flags 3Little ones try drummingPreparing for evening drummingGrand entryDancing in the Grand EntryFemale dancersTraditional costumesWar paintDancer ADancer BGary dancerRibbon costumesWatching progression of ribbon costumesBright display 1Bright display 2Bright display 3Bright display 4Bright display 5
Bright display 6Last sunlightDancers under flood lightsQuilt, won by buying chances, on display
Sunday Afternoon
Boys in attendanceBison on the reservation, as I departed

Family visits from Cypress, CA
See youTube video: Native sings/dances/lectures at Knott's Berry Farm/2010
Approaching pow wow grounds entrance, Prairie Band Reservation, Mayetta, KansasFriends from CaliforniaDancer rests between dance sessionsDancers, Grand EntryPotawatomi relativesBetween dancesDancingTeen on star quiltFans come in handyComplete California familyDear new friendGary stands at attentionGary out of costumeKayla, Rosewita, Gary
Family at Chief Abram Burnett sites, Topeka
Barbara guides family to his great great great grandfather's graveGary and Barbara at Chief Burnett's graveFamily and Barbara at grave siteCalifornian on the Kansas prairieNear the top of Burnett's Mound, TopekaRocks at Burnett's MoundFamily climbs Burnett's MoundFamily at the summit of Burnett's Mound

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