Navajo Squaw Dance 1873

View of a Native American (Navajo) Circle Dance (Squaw Dance) at Fort Defiance (McKinley County), New Mexico.

Navajo Squaw Dance 1873

The men wear woven shirts and pants, hats and necklaces. Some men are on horseback and three men sit on the ground nearby. The adobe buildings and a log wall at Fort Defiance are in the distance.
Creator(s) – O’Sullivan, Timothy H., 1840-1882.

Date 1873

Notes: “Expedition of 1872, 1st Lieut. Geo. M. Wheeler. Corps of Engineers, Commanding.” printed on stereo card.; Descriptive information printed on label on verso reads: “Navajoe Indian Dance, at old Fort Defiance, N.M.”; Formerly F22756;

Number “80” etched in original negative reproduced in photographic print.; Stamp on verso shows eagle logo and reads: “War Department, Corps on Engineers, U.S. Army. Geographical and Geological Explorations and Surveys West of the 100th Meridian.

Apache Dance Festival Photos

Apache Dance Festival 

Navajo National Fair 2012

Apache Dance Festival 1

Window Rock Sports Center
Appreciating Tradition With Our Apache Relatives
Mescalero, White Mountain And San Carlos Apache Tribes

Apache Dance Festival 2

Presented by Navajo Parks and Recreation

Apache Dance Festival 3
1PM -5PM

10AM – 5PM

Apache Dance Festival 4


Navajo Men Dance – 1926

Navajo Men Dance - 1926

Jesse Nusbaum's stepson, Deric, far right, dances in a line with four Navajo men in front of a winter hogan at Mesa Verde National Park.

Dressed in work clothes, the men all wear scarfs tied around their heads; each holds clusters of grass.

The top mound of the hogan has snow on it; snow lies on the ground where the men dance.


Navajo Treaty Days Social Song and Dance

Friday – Sunday
June 1-3, 2012

Anne Wauneka
Song and Dance Arena

Navajo Nation Fairgrounds
Window Rock Arizona

Host singing group
Cross Canyon Echo Swingers

Friday, June 1, 2012
9 AM Treaty  Days Cultural Program Begins
12 PM Registration opens
1 PM Warm up
5 PM Registration closes
6 PM Warm-up  concluded
(Exhibitions solos etc.)

Saturday, June 2, 2012
10 am Registration opens
12 pm Grand entry and contest starts
3 pm Registration closes
7 pm Wrap-Up

Sunday, June 3, 2012
10 am Roll Call and contestant starts
4 pm Retire Colors and Wrap-Up

Tiny Tot – Eight years and under
Youth – 9 to 17 Year-old
Adult – 18 to 55 Year-old
Golden – 65 and up


For more information:
Coordinator, Shawnevan Dale

Navajo Nation Museum Special Event Selection
PO Box 2 370 Window Rock AZ 86515
928-871-6642 or 928.871.7941

Treaty  Days Social Song and Dance

Treaty Days Social Song and Dance