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This is how some of the people from Roosevelt celebrate their 4th of July. This Native American Pow-Wow is a three day event. I was only able to attend the first day, Thursday evening. Basically it was where the royalties and war veterans did a dance around the circle. Their type of dance is alot in the feet and the steps they do. They gave thanks for the freedom and for their/our ancestors before us who did so much for us today.
This particular Ute reservation is located in a small town just outside Roosevelt. The natives come from all around the U.S. and camp in grass huts and tents. The evening is open to the public to come watch their Pow-Wow. Friday and Saturday is where competitors from all around the states come to dance with their costumes in hopes to earn scholarships. It is a really neat and cultured event, I was bumbed I missed that part...but I least I got a few photos of the before ceremony and had some amazing fry bread!
If you would like to see more of the Pow-wow photos and/or our fishing trip over the weekend go here.

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