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Ethete hosts powwow, other weekend events

Jul 20, 2012 - From staff reports

The 47th annual Ethete Celebration is July 20 to July 22, at the Ethete powwow grounds with Chris Eagle Hawk Sr. serving as master of ceremonies.

Grand entry starts at 7 p.m. Friday, July 20, at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 21, and at 5 p.m. Sunday, July 22.

Chico Her Many Horses will be the arena director and Marlin Spoonhunter will be the head judge.

The annual celebration is inviting all drum groups to participate. The total drum split will be $3,000 with $1,000 paid each night.

Dance contests include various age and style divisions.

The senior division for ages 55 and older include men's and women's combined. First place will be $500, second is $400 and third is $300.

The adult divisions for ages 18 to 54 includes men's categories for traditional, fancy, grass and

chicken, as well as women's categories for traditional, fancy and jingle.

In the men's and women's categories, first place will be $500, second is $400 and third is $300.

The men's memorial jackpot fancy feather dance special in memory of Lamonte "Monte" Arthur Sr. will include $2,000, a Pendleton jacket and a horse. For more information about the jackpot contest, call Jeni at 335-5153 or 349-8185.

The teen divisions for ages 13 to 17 include boys' traditional, fancy and grass, and girls' traditional, fancy and jingle. First place is $250, second is $200 and third will be $150 for the teen categories.

The junior divisions for ages 7 to 12 include boys' traditional, fancy and grass, and girls' traditional, fancy and jingle. The prizes will include $100 for first, $75 for second and $50 for third.

The nightly junior girls' contests for fancy, jingle and traditional will be in honor of Ethete Celebration Princess Alaina Spoonhunter. There will be cash and jacket awards for those contests.

The tiny tots for up to 6-year-olds will have family specials with nightly payouts in honor of Connie Brown-Curry. There will also be family dance contest specials throughout the celebration.

The powwow will have a rabbit dance contest celebrating the 25th wedding anniversary of Chico and Julie Her Many Horses. There will be a hat and boot special in memory of Lloyd Dewey.

The festivity's parade will start at noon Sunday with contests for divisions including horse, float and walking. Prizes include $100 for first, $75 for second, $50 for third and $25 for fourth.

The 2012 Ethete Celebration committee includes chairwoman Karen Smith, secretary Helen Faye Brown and treasurer Julie Her Many Horses.

For more information, call 438-0369 or e-mail jhermany@wyoming.com.

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