Monthly Archives: July 2013

Seafair Pow Wow Days in Seattle, July 20, 2013

There were about 30 plus male dancers dressed to the nines dancing to what the announcer called "the Saturday Night Special."

There were about 30 plus male dancers dressed to the nines dancing to what the announcer called “the Saturday Night Special.”

Junior Fancy Dancer

The Men filled the circle with a lot of color and a lot of bells clanging too.

The men fill the circle with a lot of color and a lot of bells clanging too.

The men compete in the pow wow circle in the evening dance.

The men compete in the pow wow circle in the evening dance.

Two contestants dance in the middle of the pow wow circle.

Two contestants dance in the middle of the pow wow circle.

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A trip to Yakima and the Yakama Nation

I stopped in at the friend tortilleria in Toppenish for a refreshing Mexican soda; the town brought back memories of Mexico for me.

I stopped in at this friend tortilleria in Toppenish for a refreshing Mexican soda. The town, which has a large Latino and Native American population (Yakama band), brought back memories of Mexico for me.

At the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, 14 teepees are erected to represent the 14 tribes who signed the treaty of 1855, giving away about 1/3rd of the state to the U.S. Government.

At the Yakama Nation Cultural Center, 14 teepees are erected to represent the 14 tribes who signed the treaty of 1855, giving away about 1/3rd of the state to the U.S. Government.

The Yakima River Valley, north of Yakima, is about as scenic as any i've seen.

The Yakima River Valley, north of Yakima, is about as scenic as any I have seen in Washington State.

The Yakima River winds a scenic path from the Cascades south to Yakima.

The Yakima River winds a scenic path from the Cascades south to Yakima.

Some new vines were planted in the Rattlesnake Hills south of Yakima.

Some new vines were recently planted in the Rattlesnake Hills south of Yakima.

Rattlesnake Hills, south of Yakima, is now the center for the state's booming viticulture industry.

Rattlesnake Hills, south of Yakima, is now the center for the state’s booming viticulture industry.

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