Tuesday, June 30, 2009
The Osage Inlonschka Dances at Pawhuska, OK
Sunday, June 28 - Dallas to Pawhuska
Bryn: We left town early and made great time through Oklahoma. We had a late lunch in Tulsa, then on to Bartlesville and Pawhuska where we met our friends Rebecca and Joe Don. It was the last day of the Inlonshka dances for the Osage, and we were invited to watch at the Pawhuska Dance Arbor. No photos allowed, so here is one of us outside of the dance area. Bret showed Joe Don some of his sword moves that he learned at camp. We all went back to Bartlesville and enjoyed the pool late into the night.
Randy: I was really honored to be invited to go, it was quite an enjoyable experience. Thanks for inviting us, Joe Don! Another good note, after day after day of mind-numbing heat, the weather finally broke, it was 93 degrees.
Bret: The Inlonshka Dances take place at Pawhuska, Grey Horse, and Hominy. It was wonderful. It was very interesting and fun to watch. The dances are very important to the family. I did a report on the Osage tribe in school this year, so I know this stuff.