Lone Feather Council Powwow scheduled June 26 at Rock Ledge Ranch

       The Lone Feather Council will host its annual powwow Saturday, June 26 at the Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site.
       The event, from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., will be open to anyone who buys a ticket to Rockledge Ranch that day.
        “The Lone Feather Council of Colorado Springs and Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site are pleased to co-sponsor this traditional event in an area that historically was a meeting place for the Utes and Plains Indians,” said Helen Muterspaugh, a volunteer with the Rock Ledge Ranch Living History Association (LHA). “Powwows are family get-togethers, so bring lawn chairs or a blanket for a front-row seat.”
       For the event, drummers, singers and competitive dancers, as well as food and craft vendors, will gather on the grounds east of the Rock Ledge House.
       Also coming up at Rock Ledge...
       Thursday, June 24 at 7 p.m., there will be a “fandango” by Cipriano Vigil and Family of El Rito, New Mexico. The group will play traditional Hispanic music of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado, including historic corridos, marchas and polkas, and demonstrate some specialized dances of New Mexico.
       Occurring after normal ranch hours, the concert is free and open to the public. The Vigils are scheduled to play in front of the ranch's Orchard House; in case of bad weather, the group will play indoors.
        The Rock Ledge Ranch is located off Garden Drive near 30th Street and the Garden of the Gods Visitor Center. For more information call 578-6777.

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