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American Indian heritage with

authentic storytellers, tradi-

tional handicrafts, dance

troupes and lacrosse.

Other highlights of the festival

include competition Pow Wow,

with the grand entry of dancers,

a huge fireworks show, food

and an Education Day.

Brul

é

is scheduled to headline

the largest American Indian

music festival anywhere.

Indian Summer kicks off on

Friday, September 10 and runs

through Sunday, September 12.

One of the largest anywhere,

Indian Summer Festival offers a

great way for the entire family

to experience traditional and

contemporary American Indian

culture.

The festival showcases Ameri-

can Indian entertainers, musi-

cians, fine artists and crafts

people.

It also celebrates the rich

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Volume 1, Issue 3

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When the crew boss isn’t fight-

ing fires, he is busy at his Wins-

low, Arizona home creating

traditional crafts, including

sculpture, pouches, rattles and

his wonderful old style Kachina

dolls like his Palhik Mana, pic-

tured at the right.

Freddie is a good friend of ours,

Where ever a fierce fire erupts,

Freddie Panana and his crew

are fighting to stop its perilous

destruction.

From the Florence Complex in

California and the Springer Fire

at Coconino to North Carolina,

Freddie and his Smoke eater

crew put their lives on the line.

and we are pleased to feature

his work at our galleries as well

as at our website.

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NDEPENDENCE

—1879

“Treat all men alike. Give

them the same laws. Give

them all an even chance to live

and grow. All men were made

by the same Great Spirit Chief.

They are all brothers. The

earth is the mother of all peo-

ple, and all people should have

equal rights upon it. You might

as well expect all rivers to run

backward as that any man who

was born a free man should be

contented penned up and de-

nied liberty to go where he

pleases. If you tie a horse to a

stake, do you expect he will

grow fat? If you pen an Indian

up on a small spot of earth and

compel him to stay there, he

will not be contented nor will

he grow and prosper. I have

asked some of the Great White

Chiefs where they get their

authority to say to the Indian

that he shall stay in one place,

while he sees white men going

where they please. They can-

not tell me.”

“Let me be a free man, free to

travel, free to stop, free to work,

free to trade where I choose,

free to choose my own teachers,

free to follow the religion of my

fathers, free to talk, think and

act for myself—and I will obey

every law or submit to the pen-

alty.”

“I hope no more groans of

wounded men and women will

ever go to the ear of the Great

Spirit Chief above, and that all

people may be one people”

“Hin-mah-too-yah-lat-kekht has

spoken for his people.”

Chief Joseph on a visit to Washing-

ton, D.C., 1879.

The largest American Indian

music festival in the world will

be on the shores of Lake

Michigan

Chief Joseph

Nez Perce

1840—1904

Freddie Panana

Palhik Mana