Canku OneStar of Rosebud, South Dakota, competes in the Fancy Dance Contest at Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow in Fort Washakie, Wyoming, Saturday June 27, 2015. (Terance Oldman)

The Wind River Indian Reservation celebrated the 2015 Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow June 26-28.

The powwow marked the 56th edition of the event in Fort Washakie, which is the largest such gathering in Wyoming. It showcases the dancing and regalia of the Eastern Shoshone, who play host to tribes from across North America.

Photographer Terance Oldman (Arapaho/Navajo) has documented Eastern Shoshone Indian Days for several years. WyoFile is honored to share his images of one of Wyoming’s premier cultural events. — Ed.

D’andre Augustine of Arapahoe, Wyoming competes as a Traditional Dancer at Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow, Fort Washakie Wyoming, Sunday June 28, 2015. (Terance Oldman)
Kids play with water outside the dance arena to keep cool from the hot temperatures. Eastern Shoshone Indian Days, Fort Washakie, Wyoming. Sunday June 28, 2015 (Terance Oldman)
Jordynn Paz from Crow Agency, Montana dances at the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow, Fort Washakie Wyoming, Sunday June 28, 2015. (Terance Oldman)
Carmya Sage (girl in pink dress), age 3, dances in the Saturday evening Grand Entry at the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days Powwow, Fort Washakie, Wyoming on June 27, 2015, (Terance Oldman)

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  1. Hello!
    The photos you shot this year during the Eastern Shoshone Indian Days powwow are stunning! I would love to talk to you about these and any other work you may have from previous years or events, if possible.
    My name is Sarah, I am currently working on a project for a collaborative exhibition and I would love to possibly incorporate some of your work into the exhibit. If you’re interested in hearing about the project, you can email me any time! My email is Sarah.hendricks@ymail.com. I hope to hear from you soon! Thank you!

    Sarah Hendricks