Gathering drums in 30th year

Young Southern Ute tribal member Avaleena Nanaeto is a whirl of color during a dance at the University of New Mexico
Grand Entry at Gathering of Nations.
Southern Ute tribal member Marquetta Howe and her daughter, Izabella, take part in the grand entry.
Yellow Jacket set up a new drum during the powwow.
Dancers enter the large arena under spotlights.
Yellow Jacket sings during the drum competition.
Color, sound weave Native American tapestry at Gathering of Nations
Little Miss Southern Ute Yllana Howe pauses for a portrait.
Intricate beadwork adorned the dresses and accessories that made up many dancers’ regalia.
Traditional-style dancers lead the grand entry at the Gathering of Nations powwow.
The regalia from various tribes displayed a wide variety of color and symbolism.
Brianna Goodtracks-Alires wears a beautifully adorned shell dress.
Dancers of all ages take part in the grand entry ceremony.
Miss Indian World contestants show off their regalia.
On Stage 49, dozens of indigenous bands performed in a variety of genres.
The indigenous rock band When Darkness Falls performs on Stage 49.
A variety of shows, including a demonstration of basketball tricks, filled the schedule during the powwow.
Several younger participants step outside with traditional instruments to try capoeira, a Brazilian dance-fighting art.
A young dancer gathers his regalia high above the grand entry taking place on the arena floor.
Canadian Leaves adorn a man's beaded regalia.
The gourd dance is especially well attended at the Gathering of Nations.
Southern Ute tribal member Andrew Frost (right) was one of many Southern Ute tribal members present for the gourd dance.
The powwow brought together members of more than 700 tribes from across North America.
A gourd dancer and veteran participates in the powwow.
Honored at the powwow were several Navajo code talkers, veterans of World War II.
A U.S. Army veteran leads a procession on the arena floor.
Participants from New York state ready themselves for the Grand Entry.
A bald eagle, strongly symbolic in Native American culture, spreads its wings before the crowd.
Young dancers make their way into the arena during intertribal dance.
Dancers use face paint to add color and symbolism to their regalia.
Avaleena Nanaeto was one of several who represented a younger Southern Ute generation at the Gathering of Nations. She also represents herself as royalty from the Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association.
A young attendee clings to her mother amid the excitement.
Intricate beadwork adorned the dresses and accessories that made up many dancers’ regalia.
Kansas K. Begaye of the Dine Nation was crowned Miss Indian World 2013 during the powwow.
Jessa Rae Growing Thunder passes on her title as Miss Indian World at this year's powwow.
Kansas K. Begaye of the Dine Nation waves at spectators following her crowning as Miss Indian World 2013.
A delicately arranged traditional bustle.
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Young Southern Ute tribal member Avaleena Nanaeto is a whirl of color during a dance at the University of New Mexico as part of the 30th annual Gathering of Nations Powwow, the largest in North America.
Grand entry at the Gathering of Nations draws dancers from across Indian Country.
Southern Ute tribal member Marquetta Howe and her daughter, Izabella, take part in the grand entry.
Yellow Jacket set up a new drum during the powwow.
Dancers enter the large arena under spotlights.
Yellow Jacket sings during the drum competition.
Color, sound weave Native American tapestry at Gathering of Nations
Little Miss Southern Ute Yllana Howe pauses for a portrait.
Intricate beadwork adorned the dresses and accessories that made up many dancers’ regalia.
Traditional-style dancers lead the grand entry at the Gathering of Nations powwow.
The regalia from various tribes displayed a wide variety of color and symbolism.
Brianna Goodtracks-Alires wears a beautifully adorned shell dress.
Dancers of all ages take part in the grand entry ceremony.
Miss Indian World contestants show off their regalia.
On Stage 49, dozens of indigenous bands performed in a variety of genres.
The indigenous rock band When Darkness Falls performs on Stage 49.
A variety of shows, including a demonstration of basketball tricks by J-Stylez, filled the schedule during the powwow.
Several younger participants step outside with traditional instruments to try capoeira, a Brazilian dance-fighting art.
A young dancer gathers his dance regalia high above the grand entry taking place on the arena floor.
Canadian leaves adorn a man's beaded regalia.
The gourd dance is especially well attended at the Gathering of Nations.
Southern Ute tribal member Andrew Frost (right) was one of many Southern Ute tribal members present for the gourd dance.
The powwow brought together members of more than 700 tribes from across North America.
A gourd dancer and veteran participates in the powwow.
Honored at the powwow were several Navajo code talkers, veterans of World War II.
A U.S. Army veteran leads a procession on the arena floor.
Participants from New York state ready themselves for the grand entry.
A bald eagle, strongly symbolic in Native American culture, spreads its wings before the crowd.
Young dancers make their way into the arena during intertribal dance.
Dancers use face paint to add color and symbolism to their regalia.
Avaleena Nanaeto was one of several who represented a younger Southern Ute generation at the Gathering of Nations. She also represents herself as royalty from the Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association.
A young attendee clings to her mother amid the excitement.
Intricate beadwork adorned the dresses and accessories that made up many dancers’ regalia.
Kansas K. Begaye of the Dine Nation was crowned Miss Indian World 2013 during the powwow.
Jessa Rae Growing Thunder passes on her title as Miss Indian World at this year's powwow.
Kansas K. Begaye of the Dine Nation waves at spectators following her crowning as Miss Indian World 2013.
A delicately arranged traditional bustle.
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
Jeremy Wade Shockley | The Southern Ute Drum
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Thumbnail image of Grand Entry at Gathering of Nations.
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute tribal member Marquetta Howe and her daughter, Izabella, take part in the grand entry.
Thumbnail image of Yellow Jacket set up a new drum during the powwow.
Thumbnail image of Dancers enter the large arena under spotlights.
Thumbnail image of Yellow Jacket sings during the drum competition.
Thumbnail image of Color, sound weave Native American tapestry at Gathering of Nations
Thumbnail image of Little Miss Southern Ute Yllana Howe pauses for a portrait.
Thumbnail image of Intricate beadwork adorned the dresses and accessories that made up many dancers’ regalia.
Thumbnail image of Traditional-style dancers lead the grand entry at the Gathering of Nations powwow.
Thumbnail image of The regalia from various tribes displayed a wide variety of color and symbolism.
Thumbnail image of Brianna Goodtracks-Alires wears a beautifully adorned shell dress.
Thumbnail image of Dancers of all ages take part in the grand entry ceremony.
Thumbnail image of Miss Indian World contestants show off their regalia.
Thumbnail image of On Stage 49, dozens of indigenous bands performed in a variety of genres.
Thumbnail image of The indigenous rock band When Darkness Falls performs on Stage 49.
Thumbnail image of A variety of shows, including a demonstration of basketball tricks, filled the schedule during the powwow.
Thumbnail image of Several younger participants step outside with traditional instruments to try capoeira, a Brazilian dance-fighting art.
Thumbnail image of A young dancer gathers his regalia high above the grand entry taking place on the arena floor.
Thumbnail image of Canadian Leaves adorn a man's beaded regalia.
Thumbnail image of The gourd dance is especially well attended at the Gathering of Nations.
Thumbnail image of Southern Ute tribal member Andrew Frost (right) was one of many Southern Ute tribal members present for the gourd dance.
Thumbnail image of The powwow brought together members of more than 700 tribes from across North America.
Thumbnail image of A gourd dancer and veteran participates in the powwow.
Thumbnail image of Honored at the powwow were several Navajo code talkers, veterans of World War II.
Thumbnail image of A U.S. Army veteran leads a procession on the arena floor.
Thumbnail image of Participants from New York state ready themselves for the Grand Entry.
Thumbnail image of A bald eagle, strongly symbolic in Native American culture, spreads its wings before the crowd.
Thumbnail image of Young dancers make their way into the arena during intertribal dance.
Thumbnail image of Dancers use face paint to add color and symbolism to their regalia.
Thumbnail image of Avaleena Nanaeto was one of several who represented a younger Southern Ute generation at the Gathering of Nations. She also represents herself as royalty from the Colorado Intertribal Powwow Association.
Thumbnail image of A young attendee clings to her mother amid the excitement.
Thumbnail image of Intricate beadwork adorned the dresses and accessories that made up many dancers’ regalia.
Thumbnail image of Kansas K. Begaye of the Dine Nation was crowned Miss Indian World 2013 during the powwow.
Thumbnail image of Jessa Rae Growing Thunder passes on her title as Miss Indian World at this year's powwow.
Thumbnail image of Kansas K. Begaye of the Dine Nation waves at spectators following her crowning as Miss Indian World 2013.
Thumbnail image of A delicately arranged traditional bustle.
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The nation’s largest powwow celebrated its 30th year April 24-27 at The Pit at the University of New Mexico. More than 3,000 Native American singers and dancers competed to entertain the crowd, which filled the arena to capacity. The Southern Ute Indian Tribe was one of more than 700 represented at the four-day event.

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