Jack Whitehorn prepares to dance as an Osage holy man from Butler, Mo. He is member of the Osage Kiowa and Comanche tribes
Richard Dabbs is honored as a member of the Muskogee Nation Honor Guard as part of Saturday night’s Gourd Dance at the Eastern Shawnee pow wow in Seneca, Mo
Amanda Triplett wears the Eastern Shawnee crown as the 2008 Eastern Shawnee Princess.
Above, Eastern Shawnee Senior Princess Shirley Alexander, dressed in blue, is honored during a special dance at Saturday’s tribal pow wow. Passing her in line is head dancer Jason Bender.
Above, Eastern Shawnee Orator Bobby Bluejacket announces gifts for various officials while the pow wow committee members distribute the prize packages. Bluejacket described the heart of the Eastern Shawnee in gathering at the pow wow as
Linda Coulter of Elk Creek, Mo. prepares for the Gourd Dance on Saturday night. The threeday pow wow is being held at the Eastern Shawnee Pow Wow grounds just north of the Bordertown Casino in Seneca, Mo.The pow wow ends on Sunday with the announcement of the contest winners and the Victory Dance to honor those competitors. Amanda Triplett wears the Eastern Shawnee crown as the 2008 Eastern Shawnee Princess. Photos By Mike Stearns Pow wow continues today