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Old 09-25-2012, 12:17 AM   #19
Gledanh Zhinga
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Originally Posted by Historian View Post
If you look on the thread of the names submitted by folks from all over, to create a list of Great Straight Dancers, you'll find Straight Dancers such as Pete Ayon (Cheyenne/Navajo); Gary Begay (Navajo); Leonard Dan (Navajo); Duane Harris (Navajo); Ryan Rumley (Tohono O’odam/Navajo); and William D. Wilson (Navajo).
Now that we've mentioned Gary Begay, may I say a little about his background. He told me that at one time, Billy Wahnee, Comanche, (deceased) was his father-in-law. Billy was a champion fancy dancer in Oklahoma who changed to straight dance when he felt his age in years suited the dance. Billy moved to Arizona, and when Gary expressed interest in straight dance, Billy mentored him and helped him enter the circle. Gary uses ribbonwork and has danced at many venues, powwows as well as hethuskas and ilonskas. He is a good dancer who respects the dance and is always well received as he travels the circuit.

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