Native Americans’ Day Celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial – Photos

Al Photos: Herb Ryan/Custer Free
October 10, 2016

The Whitney Rencountre family performed traditional Native American dances today as part of the Native American’s Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial in Custer, SD. The group included Whitney, wife Jesse and daughters Jay Lee, Sophie, Mila and Sadie. Whitney is on the Board of Directors of the South Dakota Humanities Council, the Board of Directors of the Rapid City Convention and Visitors Bureau and founder of the Showtime Singers Drum Group.

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Native American’s Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD October 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Native American’s Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD October 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Native American’s Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD October 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Native American’s Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD October 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Native American’s Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD October 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press

 

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Native American’s Day celebration at Crazy Horse Memorial, Custer, SD October 10, 2016. Photo: Herb Ryan/Custer Free Press.

The Native Americans’ Day celebration at Crazy Horse each year includes naming the Crazy Horse Memorial Educator of the Year, honoring an individual who has made significant contributions to Native American education. The award includes a $1,000 grant to the recipient’s school library or to programs of his or her choice that help students. The holiday’s program also includes a free public program featuring Native American singers and dancers. Programs and displays featuring artists, storytellers and hands-on activities for children are offered in the visitor complex. Crazy Horse Memorial

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