BYU Powwow Named for Arapaho Harold Cedartree

BYU Powwow this weekend

BYU Powwow this weekend

Powwow Calendar

PROVO, UTAH — Included in the powwows for this weekend is the annual Harold Cedartree Dance Contest at Brigham Young University.

The memorial dance contest is named in honor of Harold Cedartree, a full-blooded Arapaho Indian born in Oklahoma who became an instructor of Indian dances and formed the White Eagle dancers.

Called from Oklahoma as an Army draftee in World War II, he served nearly three years in Europe, receiving several infantry unit citations. After he returned from war, he faced the prospect of adjustment to the scars of wartime service and the hardships of finding a livelihood.

He was selected as the first Indian advisory member of the American Indian Heritage Foundation when it was established in 1973. He was honored as the American Indian of the Year two years in a row at Son Hose, California.

This dance contest has been named in his honor to note his accomplishments in preserving Indian dance culture for the enjoyment of future generations.

Here is the list of powwows in Indian country this weekend:

Brigham Young University Cedartree Memorial Competition Powwow
March 28 – March 29
Wilkinson Student Center Ballroom
Provo, Utah  84602

Red River Intertribal Club Benefit Powwow
March 29
National Guard Armory
3701 Armory Road
Wichita Falls, Texas 76302

42nd Annual University of South Dakota Wacipi
March 29 – March 30
Dakota Dome
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, South Dakota

University of the Redlands Powwow
March 29 – March 30
University of Redlands
1200 East Colton Avenue
Redlands, California  92373

Sixth Annual Augsburg College Traditional Powwow
March 29
Si Melby Gymnasium
715-23rd Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota  55454

27th Annual Mole Lake Youth TRAILS Powwow
March 29 – March 30
Mole Lake Casino Lodge
3084 Highway 55
Crandon, Wisconsin  54520

22nd Annual East Carolina Native American Organization Powwow
March 29
East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina 27858

27th Annual Carolina Indian Circle Powwow
March 29
UNC Chapel Hill Campus
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599

University of Nevada Reno Social Powwow
March 30
Joe Crowley Student Union
1664 North Virginia Street
Reno, Nevada  89557

 

 

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