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Photo feature: Keeping the beat alive as locals, visitors gather for Natchez Powwow

Brittney Lohmiller / The Natchez Democrat — Freddie Cozad from Mt. Biew, Oklahoma leads others in the gourd dance during the 26th annual Natchez Powwow Saturday afternoon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.
Brittney Lohmiller / The Natchez Democrat — Freddie Cozad from Mt. Biew, Oklahoma leads others in the gourd dance during the 26th annual Natchez Powwow Saturday afternoon at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.

 

Brittney Lohmiller / The Natchez Democrat — Ragan Latham looks at different dream catchers during the Powwow.
Brittney Lohmiller / The Natchez Democrat — Ragan Latham looks at different dream catchers during the Powwow.

 

Brittney Lohmiller / The Natchez Democrat — Eleven-year-old Kayla Sims, from left, Ginny Borum, 10, and Jacob Whitehead, 10, watch a video in between dances.
Brittney Lohmiller / The Natchez Democrat — Eleven-year-old Kayla Sims, from left, Ginny Borum, 10, and Jacob Whitehead, 10, watch a video in between dances.8