David Bevett meditated before joining other dancers at the 36th Annual Intertribal Pow Wow held at Thomas Square Park yesterday. Bevett is a tribal member of the Northern Cherokee Nation and is of Shawnee descent too. The Pow Wow featured Native American dancing, drumming, singing, music, vendors, food and continues through today.
Song of Eagle played a Native American flute.
Dream catchers hung from a vendor's tent.
Anthony Boles, 20 months, drummed steady at the pow wow.
Couples began a two step Native American dance.
Wrapped in a Native American fancy shawl Shy Barrie, 14, watched the pow wow.
Anthony Cornejo leaped out of a tee pee belonging to the Order of the Arrow, a service organization of the Boy Scouts of America.
Men gathered to drum and sing.
Kinyaaaanii Padilla, 9, performed at the Intertribal Pow Wow. Padilla, who is Navajo, is a champion dancer and has competed at the "Gathering of Nations" and "Taos Pueblo Pow Wow" in New Mexico. He has been dancing since he was 4 years old.
Sonya Flores of the Cupeno and Northern Ute tribes in California performed the Women's Fancy Shawl dance which represents a butterfly. Flores has been dancing for 23 years.