sp; June 25, 2003 — The grace, pageantry and flowing colors of Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days pow wow returns to Warm Springs this weekend.
The Pi-Ume-Sha Pow Wow draws Native Americans from throughout the West to Warm Springs, and the specter attracts non-Indians as well. The gathering marks a continuation of history, a pow wow similar to those Native Americans have been holding long before wagons rolled west.
The 34th annual Warm Springs pow wow — which also celebrates the treaty between the confederated tribes and the federal government, which created the reservation in 1855 — includes hours of Native American dancing competitions and entertainment, drum competitions, rodeo and other sports, stick games, and a Saturday parade.
Along with the kickoff at 7 p.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday will also feature Grand Entries. Saturday’s early Grand Entry will be at 1 p.m., right after the 11 a.m. parade.
Native American veterans will be honored Saturday afternoon. The evening Grand Entry will be at 7 p.m. Saturday. Sunday’s Grand Entry is at 2 p.m.
Thomas Morningowl is the master of ceremonies for the 34th annual event.