Fandango celebrates culture

Dancers wore ornate outfits during Sunday’s finale judging round. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Dancers wore ornate outfits during Sunday’s finale judging round. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Traditional Native American songs were sung over pounding drums. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Traditional Native American songs were sung over pounding drums. (Garrett Estrada photo)

A 76-year-old member of the Shoshone Tribe began Sunday’s events. (Garrett Estrada photo)

A 76-year-old member of the Shoshone Tribe began Sunday’s events. (Garrett Estrada photo)

Ely’s Shoshone Tribe played host to dozens of Native Americans who came from all over the state and beyond to celebrate their traditions at this year’s Fandango. Members of the tribe both young and old got together for dancing competitions as well as mud volleyball. Vendors set up shops serving ethnic favorites like fried dough and Indian tacos.

Chant like songs were sung over booming drum circles as the annual event finished on Sunday in a finale that capped off the weekend’s festivities.

The Shoshone Tribe have around 500 members and occupy a little over 11 acres of land in White Pine County.

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