Fri Aug 13th, 2021
The Southern Ute Drum
Tags: Concho, Contestants, COVID-19 pandemic, Grand Entry, Men’s Fancy Dancer, Oklahoma Indian Nation Powwow, Powwow Circle, rhythmic tunes, Royalty, Tribal veterans and chiefs, veterans, Xavier Littlehead, young jingle dress dancer
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.