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Joe Tohonnie Jr. with the Apache Crown Dancers

Crown Dancing is a very old and sacred dance tradition. According to the Apache belief, the dance was taught to the Apaches by the Mountain Spriits as a means of healing. The Crown Dancers are the Gaan or Mountain Spirits. Apaches believe that Usen, the Creator, sent the Gaan to the Apaches to teach them to live in harmony.



Joe is Apache and Navajo from Whiteriver, AZ. The group started their traveling in 2001, but he's been singing since the age of 6. Since then he's become a 2 time Grammy nominated artist and Native American music award winner and nominee - traveling through the United States. Through the songs and his dancers, he explains how the songs and prayers can make its way for many people. He also explains how joy, healing, and respect comes from the spiritual way of blessings.

Saturday 11am & 5pm
Sunday 11am




Check out our tipi area to experience Native artisans stepping back in time while demonstrating corn husk doll making, basket making and flint knapping.




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