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Photo gallery: Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Grand Entry

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The 55th annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days got off to a great start on Friday evening, and the fun continues today. Thousands of dollars were given away in competitions last night, and thousands more are on the block today. Thanks to George Abeyta for sharing these photos of the Grand Entry with County10. Grand Entry number two is at 1 p.m. today.

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Eastern Shoshone Indian Days makes Top 100 events list again

The 53rd Annual Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow at Fort Washakie scheduled on June 21-24, 2012 has been designated as one of the Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association (ABA).Inclusion in the Top 100 list, published as a supplement to Destinations magazine, indicates that the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days offers excellent entertainment value to both tour groups and individual travelers from around the world, according to the ABA’s citation on the event. The Eastern Shoshone Indian Days was the top listing in the “West” region.

“We are excited about this national recognition.  The Powwow Committee has worked hard to make the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days fun as well as educational for our visitors.”said George Abeyta, Powwow Committee Vice-Chairman.  “Eastern Shoshone Indian Days is more than a powwow. It is nearly a weeklong celebration. While singing and dancing are the highlight, there are numerous other activities, such as the traditional Indian games including the arrow throw, tepee races, the rock throw, the moccasin races, shinny games and hand/stick games. Along with the traditional games there are modern day games as well, such as the softball tournaments, basketball tournaments, horseshoe tournaments, volleyball tournaments and fun run. For each of the past three celebrations Eastern Shoshone Indian Days has seen an increase of attendance for singers, dancers and spectators. The 53rd Annual should be the best ever!”