Nathan Arthur of Lander danced the boys Fancy Dance during an Intertribal at the Spring Powwow. (EO)
United Tribe’s Spring Powwow attracted many drums and dancers Friday night
(Riverton, Wyo.) – The floor of Rustler Gymnasium on the campus of Central Wyoming College was filled with colorful dancers and five drum groups Friday night while outside, two portable kitchens served up Indian Tacos and other treats to the crowd.
Dancers came from Colorado, South Dakota, Montana and, of course, Wyoming. The evening began with gourd dancing and then the grand entry began around 7:30 followed by the individual categories of Men’s and Women’s Traditional, Women’s Jingle, Men’s Grass Women’s Shawl and Men’s Fancy plus specials.
Photos by Ernie Over
Women’s Traditional dancers. (EO)
This little girl watched the Grand Entry (EO)
North Bear Singers had CDs and T-shirts for sale when they were not singing. (EO)
A girls Fancy Shawl dancer. (EO)
Sergio Maldonado welcomed the powwow participants and crowd
A Jingle Dancer (EO)
Dominic Littleshiedl, a Men’s Traditional dancer. (EO)
Scout River Drum was one of five drums at the powwow. (EO)
Will Peeds danced the Men’s Fancy. (EO)
Men’s Fancy Dancers Jerry Johnson of Pine Ridge, SD, and Will Peeds of Kyle, SD waited outside the gym for the Grand Entry to begin. (EO)