There were many vendors, some with beautiful art work: native pottery, carvings, flutes, paintings, baskets, etc. There were also the cheap "Indian" stuff vendors - tacky colored feathers on leather strings that you clip to your hair, wooden whistles for kids, etc. There were also storytellers, singers and musicians. And, of course, the drummers and dancers.
The dancing is usually the highlight of these events. As usual, it started with a grand entry, wherein the flags enter the dance circle. This was followed by a veteran's dance, honoring those who fought for our country. No photos were to be taken during these dances. Afterwards, however, we were allowed to "shoot at will", photographically speaking. So, here are some of the images I took:
This gentleman was one of the veterans.
Vietnam, I believe.
This gentleman was/is a WWII vet.
This gentleman was one of the veterans. US Navy.
on their dresses. Only women are jingle dancers.
This was the head man dancer, Don.
The Grass Dance, apparently, was done to prepare an area
for an encampment or ceremony; the steps of the dance
are done in a specific way to flatten the grass.
The long yarns on his outfit mimic the tall grass of the prairies.
This man was the fanciest of the men dancers.