HALLThe annual War Bonnet Dance, Dancing towards good
health for our people, which was cancelled for New Years Eve
due to a winter snow storm was held January 9th at Timbee Hall.
evening started with a traditional feast at 5 p.m. with the dance
beginning at 7 p.m. The MC was Lionel Boyer, dance leaders was Noah
Fred and Joella Tindore.
grand entry was held because no veterans were available to present
the flags. Drums groups were Eagle Lodge, Sage Point, Spring Creek,
Spirit Horse and Eagle Sky.
gave the welcome with the invocation given by Roanna Stump, the
Flag and Victory songs were by Sage Point.
royalty was Kira MurilloFort Hall Indian Princess; Tayzia
DixeyShoshone Bannock Festival Princess; Alyssa Two EagleFort
Hall School Princess; Leslie Sitting EagleLillian Vallely
School 2nd Attendant; Heather JohnsonMiss Eastern Great Basin
Gathering Princess and Champane BuckmanTyhee Elementary School
were special dances, one for the royalty, giveaways, and traditional
dances including the Buffalo dance, the Shake dance and Chokecherry
dances brought many people onto the dance floor and food tables
were set up in the Timbee Hall basement, foyer and a corner room
of the main gymnasium.
had to announce several times calling attention to the parents asking
them to watch after their children who were running around outside.
Warbonnets were brought out to view and to air. A blessing was done
for the Warbonnets and for the audience by MC Boyer.