“The Gathering” ~ A Native American Gathering

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Louis Salinas, an Aztec Indian of Mexico City, Mexico, joins members of other native American tribes in Wilkesboro, North Carolina over the weekend, September 20 – 22, 2013, as they celebrate their diverse community.
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Kayenta Cruz, 7, of Hopi/Aztec descent, takes part in a lively jingle dance during the Native American Gathering, Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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A variety of colors and styles were on display Sunday, September 22, 2013, as members and descendants of native American tribes from all across the North American continent came together for a powwow during the Native American Gathering in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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June Ward, representing the Lumbee tribe and a member of the Native American Gatherers commitee which planned the Native American Gathering, joins in the festivities as the three-day event unfolded, September 20, 2013 – September 22, 2013.
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Rosanne Salinas, of Mexico City, Mexico, joins members of other native American tribes as they celebrate their diverse community.
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Native American paraphernalia was on display Sunday, September 22, 2013, as members and descendants of native American tribes from all across the North American continent came together for a powwow during the Native American Gathering in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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Linda “Swift Fawn”, of the Mattaponi tribe of Virginia, wears trational dress as she dances around the powwow grounds during the Native American Gathering Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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June Ward, front, representing the Lumbee tribe and a member of the Native American Gatherers commitee which planned the Native American Gathering, shares a laugh with Mikko Ayo (translated ‘chiefhawk’), of the Muskogee Creek tribe, as Jerry Ward (back) looks on. The trio joined in the festivities as the three-day event unfolded, September 20, 2013 – September 22, 2013.
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Louis Salinas, an Aztec Indian of Mexico City, Mexico, dances around the powwow arena in a traditional Aztec dance during the Native American Gathering in Wilkesboro, North Carolina.
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KipperLynn BearCrowe Poore, 40, of the Blackfeet (Sioux) tribe, makes faces at the crowd during the Native American Gathering Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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David Spirit Wolf Lowery, of the Cherokee Wolf clan, is wearing the ragalia of his heritage as he takes part during the Native American Gathering Sunday, September 22, 2013.
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Rosanne Salinas, of Mexico City, Mexico, describes the cultural history behind the Aztec dance as she joins members of other native American tribes as they celebrate their diverse community.

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