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Gathering in Warm Springs brings hundreds of dancers each year to compete in contests in tribal regalia.

PHOTO BY EDWARD HEATH - A male contestant participates in one of the Pi-Ume-Sha dances last weekend.The biggest celebration every year in Warm Springs — Pi-Ume-Sha Treaty Days — took center stage last weekend.

The powwow drew Native Americans from throughout the Northwest and Canada, and included group dancing and dance contests, a rodeo, golf tournament, parade, stick games and other traditional activites celebrating Native American heritage.

The 48th annual powwow celebrates the formation of the Warm Springs Indian Reservation and its treaty with the U.S. government in 1855.

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