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N O. 2 4 SEPTEMBER 2011 http://www.dreamcatchermag.net info @ dreamcatchermag.net 405-360-8805 405-360-2228 FAX 3101 N Flood Ave Norman, OK 73069 Subscriptions: $25/year James T. Lambertus, Publisher james@dreamcatchermag.net Advertising Inquiries: ads@dreamcatchermag.net Letters & Editorial Submissions: edit@dreamcatchermag.net Laurie Haigh, Operations Manager laurie@dreamcatchermag.net ŠCopyright September 2011 OCE Publishing, LLC First Mesa, LLC N AT I V E A M E R I C A N OW N E D

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Seminole Days

Tuesday, September 6 For more information call 918-287-5539

BARTLESVILLE Oklahoma Indian Summer Festival Thursday, September 15 thru Sunday, September 17 Juried art show and exhibition, talent show, pow wow, food, arts & crafts, and children’s activities. http://www.okindiansummer.org

CARNEGIE

September 19, 2004 Miracle, the white buffalo, dies of natural causes

Ft. Sill Apache Celebration Friday and Saturday, September 16 and 17 Annual tribal celebration including dances of mountain gods and fire dancers from New Mexico. Call: 580-588-2298

SHAWNEE

September 27, 1830. Treaty of Dancing Rabbit Creek signed, starting removal.

Southern Winds Film Festival Thursday, September 8 thru Saturday, September 10 See American Indian independent films from Oklahoma and across the nation, shown daily at various venues in historic downtown Shawnee. http://www.travelok.com

OKLAHOMA CITY Eye on NDN-Country with dg smalling Saturdays, 9 am on http://www.thespyfm.com Conversations with Native leaders and friends of NDN-Country on current affairs in Oklahoma.

Friday, September 9 thru Sunday, September 18 Events celebrating Seminole heritage and culture, including dance, music, food, sports, arts and crafts, and more. http://www.seminolenation.com

PONCA CITY Standing Bear Pow Wow Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24 Grand Entry at 7 pm both days Standing Bear Native American Park Food Vendors and Native American Arts & Crafts, Contests & Exhibition Dances. Contact: 580-762-1514

MUSKOGEE Five Tribes Storytelling Festival

Saturday and Sunday, September 24 and 25 Five Civilized Tribes Museum 1101 Honor Heights Dr http://www.fivetribes.org, 918-683-1701

TALEQUAH Cherokee Homecoming Art Show Now thru Sunday, October 2 Cherokee Heritage Center, 21192 S Keeler Dr http://www.cherokeeheritage.org, 918-456-6007

TISHIMINGO Chickasaw Annual Meeting & Festival

Thursday, September 29 thru Tuesday, October 4 http://www.chickasaw.net/annualmeeting

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he Kaw Nation hosted tribal members and guests to their annual dance and pow wow the first weekend of August, on picturesque grounds near Washunga Bay, Kaw Lake. Friday night, the heat was relieved by a heavy, but brief, rain just before sunset. Honorees included Head Dancers Jason Murray and Storm Brave and the new Kaw Nation Princess MatheAnna Victoria Williams.

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BRONZE HORSE FOUNDRY PAWHUSKA

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working foundry is a rare thing in the age of globalization and outsourcing. The Bronze Horse Foundry in Pawhuska has been making metal into functional, decorative and Fine Art objects since it was established in 1981 by painter and sculptor John D. Free, Sr. (Osage). He is no

longer part of the day-to-day operations of the foundry; he still creates his own art and his wife, Rayma, does the accounting for the foundry. His sons, John Jr. (pictured) and Matt, now operate The Bronze Horse. ¶ The art of bronze sculpture is a process over 4,000 years old. Each step takes the artist’s design from the positive to negative and back to positive, and each of these

John Free, Jr. at The Bronze Horse Foundry; photos: Jeffery Newbury

steps can be time consuming and expensive making the foundry vulnerable to global competition; The Bronze Horse has lost local work to foundries in Mexico and China (some of it paid for with public funds). ¶ Artists that have worked with The Bronze Horse include Shan Gray (Osage) and Kelly Haney (Seminole). See for yourself; call to make an appointment: 918-287-4433.


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POW-WOW DANCERS PORTRAI TS FROM RED EARTH BY JOHN JERNIGAN

AMANDA IRONSTAR NA K O TA L AKOTA J INGL E DRESS


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he annual conference

and tradeshow for the Oklahoma Indian Gaming Association (OIGA) kicked off with a welcome speech by Chairman David Qualls, “This conference allows all gaming operations to come together and create best-practice solutions to ensure the self-sufficiency and continued ethical successful operation of gaming in Indian Country. Over the past few years, Indian gaming has become a leading economic engine in the area.� Qualls also introduced the new OIGA Executive Director Sheila Morago, and recognized Secretary/Treasurer Janie Dillard. Tribal leaders, gaming officials, casino representatives and gaming and hospitality vendors got together at the Tulsa Convention Center for three days of golf, meetings, food and refreshments. If there was a new trend at the tradeshow, it might be the refinement of games that feature team play. Lastly, congratulations Guy Llewellen u winner of the first of four prizes given away by Dreamcatcher!


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visitor from Brussels came to Oklahoma so I put together a sight-seeing trip for her that included the Quapaw Tribal Museum and then to Downstream Casino. We arrived hungry, so before hitting the slots, we made our way to the bright and inviting Buffalo Grille, adjacent to the hotel lobby. We found a menu that was so extensive and reasonably priced that a feeding frenzy began. Starting with appetizers, our choices were: spinach con queso, chili cheese fries, a beer-battered onion ring tower or buffalo wings. We decided to go with the Sampler Platter and the Five Steak Fingers, fried and served with jalapeño ranch dressing and homemade queso dip. We tried two soups: beer cheddar (my favorite) and chicken tortilla, both exceeded expectations. On to sandwiches, and we tried a few: a Reuben served on grilled marbled rye bread, the Winners Club (a triple-decker with turkey, ham, and bacon) and the buffalo burger—a treat us all. Our driver ordered his

You would think we would be done, but we had to try two entrees: the grilled marinated chicken breast, with fresh mashed potatoes and a homemade roll, and Shrimp Scampi served over linguini—delicious! Our European friend was ready for a salad, and she went with the Chinese Chicken Salad, lettuce, potato sticks, chow mein noodles, mandarin oranges, carrots, and grilled chicken topped with homemade Asian dressing. She shared and we all agreed it was a perfect choice on a hot day (what day wasn’t this summer?). We all agreed that all the dishes were tasty, but were particularly impressed with the tender meats, fresh fish, mashed potatoes, homemade breads and very good lemonade. Ready for the day, we headed to the casino, full and ready for a lot of luck. —Likes-To-Eat Menus and specials: http://www.downstreamcasino.com

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