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PHOTOS: The 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum in Warner

  • Kimberly Swimmingotter, of East Andover, dances during a Women's Fancy Shawl dance in the circle at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Swimmingotter is part of the Muskogee Creek nation. (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Kimberly Swimmingotter, of East Andover, dances during a Women's Fancy Shawl dance in the circle at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Swimmingotter is part of the Muskogee Creek nation. (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • An honor staff is waved over the drum that Urban Thunder, one of four northern drum groups, plays during 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The staff turned the song they were playing into an honor song that is requested to honor someone or something. It is a sacred part of a powwow. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    An honor staff is waved over the drum that Urban Thunder, one of four northern drum groups, plays during 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The staff turned the song they were playing into an honor song that is requested to honor someone or something. It is a sacred part of a powwow.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Isabella Blood, 11, gets her beadwork fastened to her braids while getting ready to dance at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The contemporary-style beaded pieces were given to Blood as a gift when she was younger as a compliment for her dancing. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Isabella Blood, 11, gets her beadwork fastened to her braids while getting ready to dance at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The contemporary-style beaded pieces were given to Blood as a gift when she was younger as a compliment for her dancing.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Aiyana Dyami, 6, dances in the Candy Dance at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The Candy Dance is meant to encourage children to dance in the circle at powwows. Candy, toys and other small goodies are placed on the ground. When the drum stops, dancers can bend over and scoop up gifts. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Aiyana Dyami, 6, dances in the Candy Dance at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The Candy Dance is meant to encourage children to dance in the circle at powwows. Candy, toys and other small goodies are placed on the ground. When the drum stops, dancers can bend over and scoop up gifts.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Bryant Algarin, of Worcester, Mass., stands for a portrait at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Algarin comes to the Powwow every year and played in one of the drums groups this year, the Wampum Boys. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Bryant Algarin, of Worcester, Mass., stands for a portrait at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Algarin comes to the Powwow every year and played in one of the drums groups this year, the Wampum Boys.

    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Jennifer Lee, of Ashfield, Mass, poses for a portrait with her grandson Alden Stahl at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Lee was at the festival giving bark container demonstrations. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

    Jennifer Lee, of Ashfield, Mass, poses for a portrait with her grandson Alden Stahl at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Lee was at the festival giving bark container demonstrations.
    (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

  • Kimberly Swimmingotter, of East Andover, dances during a Women's Fancy Shawl dance in the circle at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Swimmingotter is part of the Muskogee Creek nation. (ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • An honor staff is waved over the drum that Urban Thunder, one of four northern drum groups, plays during 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The staff turned the song they were playing into an honor song that is requested to honor someone or something. It is a sacred part of a powwow. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Isabella Blood, 11, gets her beadwork fastened to her braids while getting ready to dance at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The contemporary-style beaded pieces were given to Blood as a gift when she was younger as a compliment for her dancing. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Aiyana Dyami, 6, dances in the Candy Dance at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. The Candy Dance is meant to encourage children to dance in the circle at powwows. Candy, toys and other small goodies are placed on the ground. When the drum stops, dancers can bend over and scoop up gifts. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Bryant Algarin, of Worcester, Mass., stands for a portrait at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Algarin comes to the Powwow every year and played in one of the drums groups this year, the Wampum Boys. <br/><br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)
  • Jennifer Lee, of Ashfield, Mass, poses for a portrait with her grandson Alden Stahl at the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow at the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on July 13, 2013 in Warner. Lee was at the festival giving bark container demonstrations. <br/>(ANDREA MORALES / Monitor staff)

With the backdrop of dusty blue mountains and the music from northern drum groups keeping a spirited beat, the 14th annual Intertribal Powwow carried on outside the Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum on Saturday afternoon. The gathering centers around a dance circle where people in and out of regalia can dance and honor Native traditions. This year, the powwow had over 150 registered dancers, more than any other year. Food and vendors seam the edges of the leafy and lush venue where ceremonies continue today starting at 10am through 4pm.

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