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Sunset Pima Point Grand Canyon

Sunset Pima Point Grand Canyon – Find the Beauty Every Day © Doug Allen


Mesa Verde Dancers

Indian Dancers celebrate the return of spring

On location in Mesa Verde National Park during the Indian Arts & Culture Festival of the Four Corners area.  Memorial Day to the first of June is a fantastic week to spend in the Four Corners area of Colorado and New Mexico.  There are many events to attend, including music events, art shows, gallery openings.  At this Native American dance event held at Chapin Mesa, the dancers celebrate the return of spring with traditional dances and songs.  Chants are led by the elder, Bert Leno who keeps time with his sticks and rattles.  This troupe of dancers are keeping the ancient traditions alive through spoken history and movement.  The tribal traditions are being preserved for future generations.