IIPA host Halloween Powwow of frights & fun

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Costumes were abound by many of those at this year’s Halloween Powwow.
Enter the creatures!
Grand entry of creatures of all kinds, of all ages enter the powwow circle.
A "hot" dog and it's owner are followed by another hotdog.
Proud mommas in their costumes and their little monsters joined in the circle during Grand Entry of the Halloween Powwow.
Clown MC, was full of laughs as the evenings powwow progressed.
Cruella De Vil and a princess, who’s names are being withheld as most participants were in costume, made their presence known as they enter during Grand Entry of the Halloween powwow.
Cruella De Vil, baby princess and the beautiful Queen of Hearts made their presence known.
Musical chairs are always a highlight of any event.
Some get a seat and others don't, as contestants continue onto the next round.
A scary clown killer was seen dragging clown heads and looking extra gruesome, as he poses with an Indian-ninja, after winning for scariest costume.
“And this is thriller, thriller nights...” as the song goes, and those brave enough to partake in the “Thriller” dance-off bust out their best moves in this thrilling contest. Cruella De Vil (right) was the winner of the contest.
Eddie and Betty Box always show up dressed to the nines, in this case donning Día de Los Muertos makeup and costumes, customarily worn celebrating “Day of Dead” or “All Souls Day.”
The Lopez family of Towaoc, Colo. provided the songs for the Halloween Powwow.
The Washington's enjoy some time together during the final round-dance of the powwow.
The youth of the Ignacio community joined hands during the final round dance or ‘social dance’ ending the evening’s powwow.
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
Robert L. Ortiz | The Southern Ute Drum
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The Ignacio Intertribal Powwow Association sponsored a Halloween Powwow on Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Southern Ute Multi-purpose Facility. The powwow hosted two drum groups, from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and a ghoulish array of guests. Musical chairs, a “Thriller” dance-off and costume contest highlighted the evening. A dinner was provided previous to the powwow.

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