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Annual Oglala Lakota Veterans Pow Wow in Pine Ridge brings color, tradition to reservation

June 12, 2013

Photos by Jenice Johnson.
Although stormy conditions dampened the second day of the 25th Annual Oglala Lakota Veterans Pow Wow in Pine Ridge, SD, participants and attendees enjoyed gorgeous weather on the last day.

The pow wow took place the weekend of June 7 and brought dancers and spectators from all over the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation, outlining areas and even a few people from out of state. In fact one of our health bloggers, Danielle S. Harrison of Bloomfield, NM, was there dancing along with her daughter Wicahpi Ghopeca Wi' Cook.

Danielle S. Harrison of Bloomfield, NM, was there dancing along with her daughter Wicahpi Ghopeca Wi' Cook.


The event kicked off with the arrival of the Crazy Horse Riders from Ft. Robertson which is an annual ride to honor Crazy Horse and veterans. On the last day, the Eugene Rowland 30th Anniversary Run started the morning.

The beautiful weather held up throughout the day and highlighted the hard work and dedication of each pow wow dancer.



Annual Oglala Lakota Veterans Pow Wow in Pine Ridge
Annual Oglala Lakota Veterans Pow Wow in Pine Ridge
Annual Oglala Lakota Veterans Pow Wow in Pine Ridge
Annual Oglala Lakota Veterans Pow Wow in Pine Ridge
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Pass Creek drum group.
Pass Creek drum group.

One and a half-year-old Mathias Cornelius, a Tiny Tots participant.
One and a half-year-old Mathias Cornelius, a Tiny Tots participant.

One-year-old Yamni and Kaitlyn, 8.
One-year-old Yamni and Kaitlyn, 8.

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