Back from the Mountains


The old iron forge at the entrance to the reservation.


Matt (l.) and friends arrive for the weekend from Hampton Roads after a 7 hour caravan.


Ah, the mountains.


Headed over to the dance area on Saturday morning.


Two of the lodges brought from various dancers.


Matt® and Uncle Bob Hardy on the left, the dance advisor and mentor for the team.


Matt participating in an “intertribal,” or open, dance.


Matt competing in the traditional style category (he took second place).


Matt and Tommy, one of the judges who dances Traditional (old style).


Matt after the competition.


Matt working on his beadwork before heading back home.

  1. Chad says:

    Excellent photos, man. Looks like fun.

    When I first saw the pennant flag, I thought you went to Ohio. :)

  2. Earl says:

    Looks like you had a great time. Beautiful countryside. Got to ask, is that Uncle Bob Hardy from Yuma Arizona?

  3. Apicahrt says:

    Mark,I LOVE, LOVE what I see so far!!! The group shots turned out azmniag! You are so talented and I couldn't have picked a better photographer!I'm actually kind of bummed that I don't have any more big events left. I guess I need to hurry up and get pregnant so that I can have you document that!! Ragan

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