Events

December 7, 2012
 

Native American Heritage Month Pow Wow at Nellis

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe dancer . . .

U.S. Air Force Airman Emalee Dalrymple, 53rd Test and Evaluation Group knowledge operations management apprentice, dances during a Native American pow wow Nov. 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Dalrymple is part of the Ma-Chis Lower Creek Indian Tribe of Alabama.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Thanks to Veterans . . . .

Members from various Native American tribes thank veterans and active duty members of the military during a pow wow, Nov. 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The tribes are from Caliifornia, Utah, Arizona, and Nevada.

 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Western Shoshone . . .

Young Native American females particpate in traditional Western Shoshone dance during a Native American Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Western Shoshone tribe’s ancestry shows they lived on the Nevada Test and Training Range which is managed by Nellis.

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Making a spoon from grass . . .

A U.S. Air Force Airman uses techniques used by Native Americans to make a spoon out of grass during a Native American Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. There were more than 100 participants that preformed at the Pow Wow as dancers, artists, musicians and arts and crafts experts, to give Airman at Nellis and Creech Air Force Base the opportunity to experience the Native American culture.

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Looking at displays . . .

Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Lofgren, U.S. Air Force Warfare Center commander, and his wife, Suzanne, look at displays from different Native American tribes during a Native American Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The Native American Program was initiated by the United States Air Force Warfare Center Environmental Directorate to function as a foundation for government-to-government consultation.

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Intertribal dance . . .

Native Americans dance in a intertribal dance during a Native American Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The intertribal dance is part of the opening ceremony for a Pow Wow.

 

 

U.S. Air Force Photo by Senior Airman Daniel Hughes

Navajo tribesman . . .

A Navajo tribesman takes a break after finishing an intertribal dance during the Native American Heritage Month Pow Wow Nov. 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. Nellis operates the largest and most successful Native American program in the Air Force.

 

 

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Jason Couillard

Building relationships . . .

A member from the Navajo tribe dances during a Native American pow wow Nov. 30, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. The pow wow was held at Nellis AFB to strengthen relationships between the Air Force and the various tribes that attended.




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