PHOTOS: 22nd Anniversary Powwow

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Hundreds of people attended the 22nd Anniversary Powwow at the Coeur d’Alene Casino Resort Hotel on Saturday. Regional drummers and dancers from throughout Idaho, Montana and Washington were represented, as well as at least one dancer from Alaska. Powwows have been used by Native Americans as a way to preserve culture and reinforce existing relationships, as well as create new ones.

Dave BrownEagle, of the Spokane Tribe and Ho-Chunk Nation, leads the opening procession while carrying an eagle staff. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Dave BrownEagle, of the Spokane Tribe and Ho-Chunk Nation, leads the opening procession while carrying an eagle staff.

Marisa Shottanana-Ponce, of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, walks in the opening procession. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Marisa Shottanana-Ponce, of the Kootenai Tribe of Idaho, walks in the opening procession.

Joe Matt Sr., of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, dances in the opening procession. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Joe Matt Sr., of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, dances in the opening procession.

Mariah Clark, of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Mariah Clark, of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, dances.

Robert Wynecoop, of the Spokane Tribe, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Robert Wynecoop, of the Spokane Tribe, dances.

Gary Smith, of the Yakama Nation, dances in the opening procession. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Gary Smith, of the Yakama Nation, dances in the opening procession.

The Dancing Eagle drum group performs. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • The Dancing Eagle drum group performs.

10-year-old Arlee Nicholson, center, and 11 year old Cierra Antoine, left, both of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, dance. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • 10-year-old Arlee Nicholson, center, and 11 year old Cierra Antoine, left, both of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, dance.

Paris Leighton Sr., of the Nez Perce Tribe, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Paris Leighton Sr., of the Nez Perce Tribe, dances.

Norma J. “Jeanie” Louie, of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Norma J. “Jeanie” Louie, of the Coeur d'Alene Tribe, dances.

Shawn Decker, left, of the Salish and Spokane Tribes, left, and his 6-year-old son Brock dance. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Shawn Decker, left, of the Salish and Spokane Tribes, left, and his 6-year-old son Brock dance.

Steven Reuben, of the Nez Perce Tribe, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Steven Reuben, of the Nez Perce Tribe, dances.

Nizhoni Ellenwood, left, of the Nez Perce Tribe and Apache Tribe, and Olivia Carter of the Yakama Nation and Nez Perce Tribe, dance. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Nizhoni Ellenwood, left, of the Nez Perce Tribe and Apache Tribe, and Olivia Carter of the Yakama Nation and Nez Perce Tribe, dance.

Frank Brown, of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, dances in clothing honoring the Bear Clan. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Frank Brown, of the Tlingit and Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska, dances in clothing honoring the Bear Clan.

Logan Quaempts, center, of the Cayuse Tribe of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Logan Quaempts, center, of the Cayuse Tribe of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, dances.

14 year old Ardon McDonald, of the Salish Tribe and Blackfeet Nation, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • 14 year old Ardon McDonald, of the Salish Tribe and Blackfeet Nation, dances.

Han-Umpt "Wilma Wahsise", of the Yakama Nation, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Han-Umpt "Wilma Wahsise", of the Yakama Nation, dances.

Lenny Friedlander, of the Entiat Tribe of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Lenny Friedlander, of the Entiat Tribe of The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation.

Raymond Finley, of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, dances. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Raymond Finley, of the Kalispel Tribe of Indians, dances.

Nora RedFox BrownEagle, left, of the Blackfeet Nation, Dave BrownEagle, center, of the Spokane Tribe and Ho-Chunk Nation, and Robert Wynecoop, of the Spokane Tribe, drum. - YOUNG KWAK
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  • Nora RedFox BrownEagle, left, of the Blackfeet Nation, Dave BrownEagle, center, of the Spokane Tribe and Ho-Chunk Nation, and Robert Wynecoop, of the Spokane Tribe, drum.