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The 2004 34th Annual Lone Feather Council Pow Wow about to begin on the grounds of Rock Ledge Ranch, just ouside of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. Some booths are set up to sell Native American crafts. In the background is Rock Ledge House, and Pikes Peak, with storm clouds heading our way.
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The spectators begin to arrive to view the 2004 34th Annual Lone Feather Council Pow Wow on the grounds of Rock Ledge Ranch.
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The ladies dance to the beat of one of the "Drums" on the right.
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A group of Native American men (referred to as a "Drum") provide the musical beat for the dancers.
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A special procession to honor a Native American woman and her family. All the Pow Wow participants and their families extend a greeting and fall in line with the procession.
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A special procession to honor a Native American woman and her family. All the Pow Wow participants and their families extend a greeting and fall in line with the procession.
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A special procession to honor a Native American woman and her family. All the Pow Wow participants and their families extend a greeting and fall in line with the procession.
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A special procession to honor a Native American woman and her family. All the Pow Wow participants and their families extend a greeting and fall in line with the procession.
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A special procession to honor a Native American woman and her family. All the Pow Wow participants and their families extend a greeting and fall in line with the procession. On the right you can see one of the "Drums".
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Well, the thunderstorm arrived and there was ultimately a downpour. So, the Pow Wow had to move into the Rock Ledge Barn. A smaller and cozier venue. Unfortunately many people decided to leave. Those of us that stayed, were treated to some very exhilarating and moving performances.
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Well, the thunderstorm arrived and there was ultimately a downpour. So, the Pow Wow had to move into the Rock Ledge Barn. A smaller and cozier venue. Unfortunately many people decided to leave. Those of us that stayed, were treated to some very exhilarating and moving performances.
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Well, the thunderstorm arrived and there was ultimately a downpour. So, the Pow Wow had to move into the Rock Ledge Barn. A smaller and cozier venue. Unfortunately many people decided to leave. Those of us that stayed, were treated to some very exhilarating and moving performances.
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After competing in several elimination dances with several other young men and young women, this young man came in first place, and was awarded a special snow board sponsored by the Native Voices Foundation and presented by the Co-Chair, Suzy Chaffee.
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After competing in several elimination dances with several other young men and young women, this young man came in first place, and was awarded a special snow board sponsored by the Native Voices Foundation.
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A Native American veteran prepares for the retirement of the colors, and the official end of the 34th annual 2004 Lone Feather Council Pow Wow
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The retirement of the colors signals the official end of the 34th annual 2004 Lone Feather Council Pow Wow
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The retirement of the colors signals the official end of the 34th annual 2004 Lone Feather Council Pow Wow

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