The Kwahadi Indian Dancers' 2014 Winter Ceremonials, Tyuonyi: A Journey in Time, is full of exciting and authentic song, dance and color! This dedicated group performing stories of the American Indian in the beautiful Kwahadi Museum of the American Indian continues nearly half a century of tradition on the High Plains.
The unique youth group composed of Boy Scout members celebrates Native American and Indian culture through dance performances. Dr. Charles E. Colgate, influenced by Western and Indian lover Ralph Hubbard, became fascinated by Indian dances and crafts. In 1944, after moving to Amarillo, Colgate began teaching scout troops traditional dances of the West. As rumor has it, the first bright and energetic performance was such a hit, the group dedicated themselves to continue sharing the performances with the public.
Today, over 1,600 boys have performed in Kwahadi shows, which honor important Indian beliefs including family and friends, freedom, and strength.
The 49th annual Winter Ceremonials run from Jan. through Feb. and into Mar. An optional dinner is served at 6 p.m. before evening shows on Fri. and Sat.; reservations are required. Matinee shows are offered on Sat. Feb. 25, Sun. Feb. 26 at no cost. For more information or to make reservations for performances or dinners, call 806-335-3175.