Photos From We-Ta-Se Veterans 12th Annual Pow-wow

MAYETTA:  The We-Ta-Se American Legion Post 410 celebrated 20 years as a Native American veterans group at their 12th Annual Veterans Pow-wow held last Saturday.
The day began with a Native Pride Parade at the Park sponsored by
the Gen S Youth Group.
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Parade getting started.
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Welcome float with members of the Boys & Girls Club
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Land Management bison float
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Youth baseball team
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Language class children
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Smokey the Bear
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Parade watchers
At the Pow-wow

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Left, Benny Potts, and right, Steve Ortiz who were the honored veterans at this year’s pow-wow. Both men served in the Marines during the Vietnam war.
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Hannah Wahwassuck was crowned the new We-Ta-Se princess.
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We-Ta-Se Color Guard during first grand entry.
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 We-Ta-Se womens auxillary members
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Watching the pow-wow from one of the vendor booths.
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Young woman dancer
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Young male dancer
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Pen-was youth drum group
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Hannah Wahwassuck, left, with Sierra Pahmahmie. Sierra is the outgoing princess.
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 Watching the pow-wow from the arena stage.
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Chago Hale, sitting,was emcee for the pow-wow and Roger Lewis was the arena director.
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Left to right:  We-Ta-Se members Steve Ortiz, Ralph Tecumseh, Benny Potts
and Tim Ramirez.
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Visitors from Thurman, Iowa with Jim (far right standing) and Patty Potter (far right sitting).
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Evening grand entry
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Little Soldier Singers
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 Left to right:  Sierra Pahmahmie, Jim Potts, Steve Ortiz, Benny Potts and Frank Shopteese during the Veterans Special dance.
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A dancer during the pow-wow.

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