Preserving heritage at Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow

Mushuyun Reels, 2, joins his father, master of ceremonies Wayne Reels, in dancing the Calumet, the pipe dance, at the Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. The Powwow continues Thursday with grand entries at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Mushuyun Reels, 2, joins his father, master of ceremonies Wayne Reels, in dancing the Calumet, the pipe dance, at the Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. The Powwow continues Thursday with grand entries at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

Two-year-old Mushuyun Reels joined his father, master of ceremonies Wayne Reels, in dancing the Calumet, the pipe dance, at the Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow Wednesday at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.

The Powwow continues Thursday with grand entries at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

Quaiapen Perry, of Charlestown, RI, a member of the Narragansett tribe, demonstrates the Eastern Blanket Dance during the Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.
Quaiapen Perry, of Charlestown, RI, a member of the Narragansett tribe, demonstrates the Eastern Blanket Dance during the Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow Wednesday, July 9, 2014, at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
Native American dancers enter the Gathering Space during the first grand entry of the Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center.
Native American dancers enter the Gathering Space during the first grand entry of the Mashantucket Pequot Educational Powwow Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum and Research Center. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo
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