Fire hoop dance at the Kwahadi Indian Dancers in Amarillo

July 22, 2012

Fire Hoop Dance, Kwahadi Indian Dancers, Amarillo, Texas, 7-21-2012

Fire hoop dance at the Kwahadi Indian Dancers event center in Amarillo, Texas, July 21, 2012. The dance troupe is off on a national tour over the next three weeks or so.

Venture Crew 9 in Amarillo, Texas, preserves traditional American Indian dances, and performs them literally around the world.  Troop 355 from Duncanville, Texas, stopped off to visit and view the performance — just in time, because the troupe starts a national tour tomorrow.

The performances range from very good to spectacular.  You ought to stop in Amarillo to see.

There’s a better sequence of photos at the Kwahadi dancers’ site.

Dancers belong to a Scouting organization, either Boy Scouts or Girl Scouts — and they continue about a 50 year tradition at their museum and performance center, just off of I-40 in Amarillo.

Probably 200 Boy Scouts in the audience tonight.

 


“Who you calling a squirrel?”

July 22, 2012

Ground squirrel at Camp Cris Dobbins, BSA:

13-lined ground squirrel, photo by Ed Darrell

13-lined ground squirrel, Ictidomys tridecemlineatus, photographed by Ed Darrell, at BSA Camp Cris Dobbins, Colorado


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