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The following photos were taken at the American Indian Exposition held August 3-8 in Anadarko, Okla. The 2009 Osage Nation Princesses Erica and Elizabeth Moore had a week long experience with other tribal princesses from Oklahoma. 

 

 

Erica and Elizabeth Moore show their traditional Osage clothes during a Fashion Show that was held at the Southern Plains Museum in Anadarko during the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Erica and Elizabeth Moore show their traditional Osage clothes during a Fashion Show that was held at the Southern Plains Museum in Anadarko during the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

All the tribal princesses take a group photo in front a wall of beaded medallions at the Southern Plains Museum during the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

All the tribal princesses take a group photo in front a wall of beaded medallions at the Southern Plains Museum during the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

All the tribal princesses were invited to meet and greet with some Kiowa Tribal Elders at the Carnegie Nursing Home in their tribal regalia. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

All the tribal princesses were invited to meet and greet with some Kiowa Tribal Elders at the Carnegie Nursing Home in their tribal regalia. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Denise Kopepasah, Kiowa Tribal Administrator, gave encouraging words to all the tribal princesses during their visit at the Kiowa Tribal Complex. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Denise Kopepasah, Kiowa Tribal Administrator, gave encouraging words to all the tribal princesses during their visit at the Kiowa Tribal Complex. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

2009 Osage Nation Princesses Elizabeth and Erica Moore introduce theirselves to Spencer Tsalote, Kiowa, at the Kiowa Elder Center in Carnegie. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

2009 Osage Nation Princesses Elizabeth and Erica Moore introduce theirselves to Spencer Tsalote, Kiowa, at the Kiowa Elder Center in Carnegie. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Erica Moore introduces her sister Elizabeth to Kiowa Tribal members during their visit at the Kiowa Elders Center in Carnegie. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Erica Moore introduces her sister Elizabeth to Kiowa Tribal members during their visit at the Kiowa Elders Center in Carnegie. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Erica Moore demonstrates how to correctly place a baby onto an Osage cradle board during a Talent Show that was held at the Baldwin Building in Anadarko. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Erica Moore demonstrates how to correctly place a baby onto an Osage cradle board during a Talent Show that was held at the Baldwin Building in Anadarko. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

A reception was held for the 2009 Osage Nation Princesses and a cake made out of cupcakes were given to everyone who attended. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

A reception was held for the 2009 Osage Nation Princesses and a cake made out of cupcakes were given to everyone who attended. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Angela Toineeta and Erica Moore send out a big thank you to everyone who attended the 2009 Osage Nation Princess reception. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Angela Toineeta and Erica Moore send out a big thank you to everyone who attended the 2009 Osage Nation Princess reception. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Osage Nation Princess Erica Moore hands out gift bags to all the tribal princesses after the reception. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Osage Nation Princess Erica Moore hands out gift bags to all the tribal princesses after the reception. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Elizabeth and Erica Moore pose with their family and show off the cake made of cupcakes before passing them out to everyone. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Elizabeth and Erica Moore pose with their family and show off the cake made of cupcakes before passing them out to everyone. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News 

 

Erica and Elizabeth introduce themselves in the Osage Language and wave to the crowd at the American Indian Exposition Saturday evening. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Erica and Elizabeth introduce themselves in the Osage Language and wave to the crowd at the American Indian Exposition Saturday evening. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

The Osage Nation flag is carried downtown Anadarko during the Saturday morning parade at the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

The Osage Nation flag is carried downtown Anadarko during the Saturday morning parade at the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Erica and Elizabeth Moore wave to the crowds downtown Anadarko during the Saturday morning parade during the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Erica and Elizabeth Moore wave to the crowds downtown Anadarko during the Saturday morning parade during the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

Erica Moore hands out Osage News t-shirts to all the tribal princesses before the American Indian Exposition has come to a close. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Erica Moore hands out Osage News t-shirts to all the tribal princesses before the American Indian Exposition has come to a close. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

2009 Osage Nation Princesses Elizabeth and Erica Moore show off the Osage News t-shirt at the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

2009 Osage Nation Princesses Elizabeth and Erica Moore show off the Osage News t-shirt at the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

 

2009 Osage Nation Princesses Erica and Elizabeth Moore pose with the Fort Sill Apache Fire Dancers at the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

2009 Osage Nation Princesses Erica and Elizabeth Moore pose with the Fort Sill Apache Fire Dancers at the American Indian Exposition. Photo by Chalene Toehay/Osage News

Location

AnadarkoOK
United States