2013 OIS Schedule
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Fine Arts Market
More than 30 American Indian and Western artists have been selected for the juried art competition sponsored by
Oklahoma Indian Summer this year. The artist's work is displayed in Community Hall in the Bartlesville Community
Center. Authentic Indian sculpture, paintings, clothing, gourd art, pottery, wood sculpture, basket weaving, silver work, beadwork, leather goods and more are available to see and purchase. Visit the artists 10a to 8p on Friday and
American Indian Storytelling
Representing several Indian tribes, local women will retell the stories that were handed down through generations
to teach children a behavioral lesson in a fun way. Adults and children alike will enjoy the stories,
many featuring animals as characters so children can relate easily to them.
Friday and Saturday
Tipi Camp (outside)- Tom Perrine & Steve Brewer
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The annual intertribal Powwow kicks off with Gourd Dancing at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday evenings in the
Powwow arena of the Bartlesville Community Center parking lot. Adult dance competition includes the categories
of Women's Cloth, Buckskin, Northern Fancy Shawl and Jingle (combined), Men's Straight, Fancy, Traditional and
Grass (combined). At 1 p.m. on Saturday, the Youth competitive dance competitions for the Junior Division,
ages 7 through 15, and Tiny Tots, up to 6 years, begin in the dance arena. Prize money will be awarded to the
winners of all the dance competitions at the conclusion of the Saturday evening Powwow. During the dance competitions, spectators are not allowed in the arena. However, during the Intertribal dances, anyone is welcome to join the festivities
and experience the excitement of a real Powwow. Listen for instructions from the MC. All dance competitions are
free to the public. The benches around the arena are for the dancers, bleachers are provided for spectators
and personal lawn chairs may be set up behind the dancers' benches.