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July 21, 2013 at 7:07 PM

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Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow Returns


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Louis Sweowat, left, of Toppenish, and RedHorse, right, of Satus, get their regalia ready to dance in the last day of the 27th Annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow in Seattle Sunday July 21, 2013. The event was revived after last year's cancellation due to budget cuts. Sweowat and RedHorse said it was a great place to camp for the weekend "except for all the raccoons." They are part of the Yakama nation.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Ladies in fancy shawls bring in the last of the dancers for Grand Entry at the 27th Annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow in Seattle Sunday July 21, 2013. "It's about a joining of cultures," said Pam Nason, the organizer from United Indians of All Tribes Foundation. Several hundred nations participated in the gathering this year, according to Nason.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Mary Wagner, 80, of Redmond, gives a blessing to Nikk Dakota of Seattle during the 27th Annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow in Seattle Sunday July 21, 2013. While fanning him with sage fumes, she was "asking the Creator to give him back his strength," as he has been under the weather. Wagner is Coast Salish, Dakota is Turtle Mountain Chippewa.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Chrissy Harris, administrative coordinator at United Indians of All Tribes Foundation, gets her son Emanuel, 5, ready in his Haida Little Warrior regalia for the 27th Annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow in Seattle Sunday July 21, 2013.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Louis Sweowat of Toppenish, Yakama Nation, retrieves something out of his tent while getting ready for the 27th Annual Seafair Indian Days Pow Wow in Seattle Sunday July 21, 2013.

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