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WLM | arts SUMMER By Wind River Country, windriver.org Image by Jennie Hutchinson J oin the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes at one of their powwows this summer. There are three big powwows in Wind River Country: the 60 th Eastern Shoshone Indian Days (June 21-23), Ethete Celebration (July 26-28) and the 65 th Northern Arapaho powwow (August 30- September 1). These powwows draw top dancers and drum groups from around the US and Canada. Powwows are free and open to the public, but it’s important to be respectful.  Learn about powwows and etiquette in the side bar. Can’t attend a powwow?  See the Northern Arapaho Song & Dance at the Wind River Hotel and Casino in Riverton every Tuesday night at 6 p.m. and the Eagle Spirit Dancers in Lander at the Museum of the American West Wednesday evenings at 7 p.m. You’ll meet the dancers, learn about the dance styles and can join in the Circle or Friendship Dance at the end. Each powwow starts with a grand entry on Friday night where all the dancers enter the powwow circle and the flags are brought in. There are two grand entries on Saturday afternoon and evening and one on Sunday. As we know more, we update our calendar to reflect any new info. The Shoshone powwow has benches but a lot of those are reserved for the dancers/families. Bringing a camp chair is advised. W L M 10 Wyoming Lifestyle Magazine | Summer 2019