Sept. 24, 1:30 p.m., Lincoln-Erdman Elementary School will come alive
with sounds of Native American music and language with the visit of
Larry Yazzie of the Meskwaki Tribe of Native Americans.
The performance is part of the school's enrichment programming.
will present his World Champion Native American Fancy Dance, sang in
the Northern Plains style, and will retell stories in the Meskwaki
The Meskwaki Tribe of Native Americans is an Algonkian language speaking group that has merged with the Sac Tribe.
part of the performance Yazzie represents the "Manitus," the spirits of
the animals represented in his outfit. He dances for his ancestors,
those who have come before and those who can no longer dance. Yazzie
says, "I dance for them and with them!"
Among other places, Yazzie has performed at the Olympics, Goodwill Games and Macy's Thanksgiving Parade.