October 21, 2014

Tribal culture celebrated at Honoring Saganing Powwow (with video)

Tim Barnum
Colorful regalia jingles and swirls as dancers make their way around the circle for a welcome dance.
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A young dancer gets a hand from a veteran dancer during the welcome dance.
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Lead dancers Stormy Frees and Sterling Bigbear lead dancers around the circle.
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Native American veterans make their way around the circle and honored by dancers and spectators after the grand entry ceremony.
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Dancers line up around the outer edge of the circle during a flag ceremony, giving the crowd a view of the feathers, leather and complexities of their regalia.
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Drummers play and sing during grand entry.
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Two drummers in the center of the circle perform the grand entry song.
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Women dance around the circle during grand entry and spectators on the hill watch the ritual.
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Gary Rueckert of Mount Pleasant works on a pole that is used to dig up wild rice from lakes.
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Mary Burr and Alycia Atkinson of White Hall prepare fry bread to be sold and served at the powwow.
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Brad and Sue Hooper of Beaverton check out some of the crafts at a Native Creations tent.
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Mount Pleasant's Jason and Aiyana Stevens, 2, pose for a photo in their regalia.
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The Saginaw-Chippewa Indian Tribe's annual Honoring Saganing Powwow got underway Saturday, June 14. The sights and sounds of the tribe's history were on display during the event, which was scheduled to continue Sunday, June 15. Drum circles in and around the powwow circle played and sang for powwow patrons, and dancers dressed in colorful regalia filled the circle. Vendors selling Native American crafts, clothing and food were also on hand.

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