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Osage elder hosts Native American tribal fashion show

Osage elder Margaret Bird said she’s visited with several tribal elders and officials over the years and used their input to make traditional Native American dance clothing that is shown off by models.

On Oct. 26, Bird held a fashion show with 11 Osages volunteering to model the various Native American tribal clothing in Pawhuska for a bus tour group. The show was held in the Pawhuska Community Center with Bird describing the respective tribal clothing, which included the Osage, Cherokee, Sioux, Navajo, and Delaware tribes.

Bird, of Caney, Kans., said she’s shown off the clothing she’s made in various fashion shows across the country to several audience types. For more information on fashion shows hosted by Bird, contact The Waterbird Gallery at (918) 287-9129.     


By

Benny Polacca


Original Publish Date: 2018-10-29 00:00:00

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Benny Polaccahttps://osagenews.org
Benny Polacca started at the Osage News in 2009 as a reporter and has covered various stories and events impacting the Osage Nation and Osage people. Polacca is part of the News team awarded the Native American Journalist Association’s Elias Boudinot Free Press Award in 2014 and other NAJA Media Awards and SPJ Oklahoma Pro Chapter awards for news coverage and photography. Polacca is an Arizona State University graduate and participated in the former American Indian Journalism Institute at the University of South Dakota. He previously worked at The Forum newspaper covering the Fargo, N.D. region as the weeknight reporter.
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