Monday, August 16, 2010

Wind River Dancers perform this weekend at the BBHC in Cody

From the BBHC:

With a theme of “A Cultural Heritage Shared Through Dance and Songs,” the Wind River Dancers perform a variety of American Indian dance styles, which include men’s traditional, grass, and fancy feather, as well as women’s fancy shawl, jingle dress, and traditional. While drums beat and dancers sway, the dance styles are described and explained to audiences to share Native American culture and heritage.

With “A Look at Powwow,” Darrell Lone Bear and the Wind River Dancers from Wyoming’s Wind River Reservation make a return visit to the Buffalo Bill Historical Center on Saturday and Sunday, August 21 and 22 to perform dances and share the tribal traditions and social customs of Powwow. Seating is limited in the Center’s Coe Auditorium; however, there are three performances each day to accommodate visitors: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m. The popular presentations are free with admission.

The performances are partially funded through a private donation. For more information contact Megan Smith at or 307.578.4028. To stay abreast of activities and news at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, visit

The Wind River Dancers are members of the Wyoming Arts Council's artist roster. To bring this group to your community, apply for a WAC Arts Across Wyoming grant. Get info and applications at the WAC web site.