Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow

Tribal veterans and chiefs carry in the flags during Grand Entry at the 31st annual Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow on Saturday, July 31.
A young jingle dress dancer makes her way around the powwow circle during Saturday Night’s 31st annual Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow Grand Entry.
Jingle dress dancers fill the night with rhythmic tunes as they dance into the powwow circle on Saturday, July 31 during Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow’s Grand Entry.
Men’s Fancy Dancer, Xavier Littlehead of Lawrence, Kan. showcases his footwork during the Saturday night grand entry at the 31st annual Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow.
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum
McKayla Lee | The Southern Ute Drum

The 31st annual Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow was held in Concho, Okla. this year from Friday, July 30 through Sunday, August 1. Each evening Grand Entry was held just as the sunset and dancers made their way into the powwow circle. Lights from food trucks, regalia supply tents and native craft vendors surrounded the powwow grounds each night. Royalty, veterans and contestants shared conversations and laughter as they enjoyed the tribal event for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic canceled the Summerfest celebration a year ago 

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