Performer William Branson is accompanied by a group of 12 Missouri-based powwow dancers on the stage at Launer Auditorium. The dancers wore their traditional tribal regalia as they danced in styles unique to their tribes. Photo by Assistant Director of Strategic Communications Andy Oldenburg
 

Courtesy of the Columbia Missourian

Story by Teagan King; Photos by Devon Didjou

Columbia author and historian Greg Olson visited Columbia College on Monday, Oct. 9, to teach attendees about the history of Indigenous peoples in Missouri in honor of Indigenous Peoples Day.

About 100 people attended the event, organized by the Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia College’s Stafford Library and the college’s Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

The program opened with vibrant demonstrations from a group of 12 Missouri-based powwow dancers, which included both children and adults. They wore their traditional tribal regalia as they danced in styles unique to their tribes.

 

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