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Published: 9/28/2013 - Updated: 10 months ago


They Walked Here Before Us

Photos of the 11th They Walked Here Before Us: Woodland Indian Celebration on Saturday, Sept. 29, 2013, at Buttonwood Park in Perrysburg Township. The intertribal celebration featured traditional drumming, dancing, vendors, educational games and food for the weekend. In previous years, attendance has numbered around 3,000 people, though this year officials said they thought they would surpass previous attendance records. CLICK ANY PHOTO TO ENLARGE AND START SLIDESHOW.

Members of the Southern Singers drum and song group preform as native dancers take to the sacred circle. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Members of the Southern Singers drum and song group preform as native dancers take to the sacred circle.
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Oglala Lakota member Kandis Schoenfeld of South Toledo, left, talked with Michael Rich of North Toledo, center, and Larry Baibak of West Toledo, right. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Oglala Lakota member Kandis Schoenfeld of South Toledo, left, talked with Michael Rich of North Toledo, center, and Larry Baibak ...
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Allen Martello of Pennsylvania preformed the fancy dance. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Allen Martello of Pennsylvania preformed the fancy dance.
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Mark Banks, right, drums with other members of the Southern Singers. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Mark Banks, right, drums with other members of the Southern Singers.
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Shana Faust of Kalamazoo, Mich., addresses her daughter Lexi, 4, right, as the pair and Faust's son Gavin, 4, center, tour several of the vendors and historical reenacters. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Shana Faust of Kalamazoo, Mich., addresses her daughter Lexi, 4, right, as the pair and Faust's son Gavin, 4, center,...
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Iroquois member Bob Seneca of Lafayette wore a featured Gustweh. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Iroquois member Bob Seneca of Lafayette wore a featured Gustweh.
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Linnette Torbet of Wauseon, left, spoke about the process of crafting her wigwam. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Linnette Torbet of Wauseon, left, spoke about the process of crafting her wigwam.
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Partially obscured by tasseled medicine bags hanging from inside a vendor's booth, Judy Collins of North Toledo, center, takes a look at some of the wares for sale. Enlarge | Buy This Photo Partially obscured by tasseled medicine bags hanging from inside a vendor's booth, Judy Collins of North Toledo, center, takes a ...
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