JACKSON, Wyo. — On Saturday, Native Americans shared their rich culture, traditions, dance and history at the Teton Powwow hosted by Central Wyoming College and Native American Jump Start.

This full-day celebration of Native American culture featured dancers, educational events and workshops. Central Wyoming College’s Tribal Wisdom Society students and Native American Jump Start collaborated to manage the powwow and educational area.    

The event showcased the traditional evolution of the powwow dance forms and the meaning of the regalia worn during each dance. World-class American Indian Dancers were selected from the Wind River Reservation, the Fort Hall Reservation, the Pine Ridge Reservation, the Rosebud Reservation, the Crow Reservation and the Blackfeet Reservation for the Showcase. 

Photos: Nick Sulzer // Buckrail

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