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Jamie Oxendine dances inside the sacred circle.

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Dancers honor the drums and the drummers during an intertribal dance.

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CTY woodland30p Kathy Myers was on hand with other members of the BLack Swamp Raptor Rehabilitation Center Saturday afternoon to show a few of the center's birds during this year's "They Walked Here Before Us: A Woodland Indian Celebration" at Buttonwood Park in Perrysburg. The powwow featured Native American wigwams, drum performances, dancing, vendors and food. THE BLADE/KATIE RAUSCH

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Jarrod Craft, of Ashville, center, participated in an intertribal dance to honor the drums. Craft, who is Shawnee, also danced the Grass Dance.

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Dave Holland, of Bellefontaine, wore his full traditional Shawnee dress.

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La Perle du Lac co-owner Maribeth Kibby smiles at Kerik Bass, 5, while he holds up one of her wares for viewing. Kerik and his father, Kirk Bass, both of whom are Eastern Cherokee, traveled from Xenia to attend the event.

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Jozie Waters, 13, of Camen, center, participated in a women's dance inside the sacred circle.

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John P. Warren, center, sings while drumming with the Ribbon Town Drum Group. Many veterans, including Warren, were present for the event.

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Bethany Moody, of Kalamazoo, right, danced with other women inside the sacred circle.

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Members of the Southern Singers drum group, including Mark Banks, center, sing while drumming. Three separate drumming groups performed during the ceremony Saturday.

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Neal Klopping, of Sylvania Township, center, shares a bite to eat with Wendy Deichmann, of Dayton.

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Head Warrior Corky Knox, of Ypsilanti, center right, talks with other native attendees. Knox, who is a member of the Pequat and Tlingit tribes, was honored, along with other veterans, during the ceremony.

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James Schaller II, of Perrysburg, plays with his son, James, 2, while the family watch a women's dance. Schaller and his wife, Janelle, said they were both interested in Native culture and had come out to watch the dances performed inside the sacred circle.

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Linette Torbet, of Wauseon, sits inside the wigwam she built while speaking with people attending Saturday's event.

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Jozie Waters, 13, of Camen, center, sat with other women inside the sacred circle while taking a break from singing Saturday afternoon.

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