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  • 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.
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