Pi-Ume-Sha draws thousands

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by: HOLLY M. GILL - Miss Warm Springs, Charmaine Billey, right, dances in the grand entry, along with other royalty at the 45th annual Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days celebration in Warm Springs. The Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs' biggest weekend of the year — the Pi-Ume-Sha — got underway June 26, and ran through Sunday.

Thousands visited for the 45th annual Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days Powwow, which included Native American dancing, a rodeo, parade and other events.

by: HOLLY M. GILL - Irvin Tso, of Portland, participates in the grand entry on Friday evening.The event celebrates the signing of the Treaty of 1855, which established the Warm Springs Reservation.