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Osage student dance group hangs onto second

The Osage Nation Johnson O’Malley student dancers won second place at the Battle of the Plains Youth Powwow Jan. 15.

The powwow was held in Dewey and was sponsored by Operation Eagle of Bartlesville Public schools. Other dance groups that traveled to this youth powwow included: Poarch Creek from Alabama; Royal Valley from Kansas; Shawnee Schools and Owasso Schools.

The Osage JOM dancers included approximately thirty students from schools across Osage County. This is the third time they won second place at this event. The groups from Alabama and Kansas brought much larger groups with more dancers. However, the Osage JOM dancers won in enough individual dance categories to hang onto their second place title. Congratulations!