Tamkaliks 2018 Dance Contest Winners

  Photo from Wallowa County Chieftain:  Lewis Allen, a Nez Perce of Lapwaii, Idaho, competes with another dancer in the Junior Boy’s Traditional dance at the 2018 Tamkaliks.

Photo from Wallowa County Chieftain: Lewis Allen, a Nez Perce of Lapwaii, Idaho, competes with another dancer in the Junior Boy’s Traditional dance at the 2018 Tamkaliks.

Dancing, drumming and feasting

Perfect weather greeted the hundreds who attended the Tamkaliks Celebration July 20-22. The Sunday friendship feast in Wallowa enjoyed a record number of visitors this year. There is no charge for the event, so visitor count was based on the number of people fed (plates), which featured the usual spread of buffalo, elk and salmon and dozens of homemade side dishes and desserts. There were 600 plates allotted for the feast, and organizers ran out of plates.

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PHOTOS BY ELLEN BISHOP