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Shoshone Indian Days to begin Friday

Jun 17, 2013 - By Andrea Novotny, Staff Writer

Powwows, craft and food vendors, and a three-day rodeo will highlight this year's Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Rodeo Celebration.

The festivities begin Friday at the Fort Washakie powwow and rodeo grounds and will continue through Sunday.

The first powwow grand entry will be at 7 p.m. Friday. Grand entries Saturday will be at 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and the powwow Sunday will begin at 4 p.m.

The Native American women's health program of Tribal Health will sponsor a walk for women's health and cancer awareness Saturday.

Indian games, including foot races, women's shinney games, men's Indian football, a rock throw, an arrow throw and a tug of war, will be 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday.

An all-Indian parade, with floats, walking division and horse division, will be at 10 a.m. Sunday.

A feast will be at noon Sunday at Rocky Mountain Hall.

Eastern Shoshone Indian Days and Rodeo Celebration is free and open to the public.

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