Marine Dances at Iowa Tribal Pow Wow

Marine Dances at Iowa Tribal Pow Wow

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown July 3rd, 2014 Blog

The 29th Annual Iowa Tribal Powwow took place in Perkins, Oklahoma the weekend of June 20th-22nd.

Hugh Foley attended the pow wow and captured this video of Lance Corporal Trey Iron dancing in his dress blues uniform.

From YouTube:

The record should show that this Marine (Lance Corporal Marland Trey Kent) was honored and respected for his participation in the Iowa Powwow, to include carrying out the American flag in the Grand Entry on Friday, June 20, 2014. Not only that, he is dancing with his father, Vincent Kent, who was also active duty at the time, and who wrote to this channel: “The only thing that needs to be known is that is a father and son next to each other, not just a random guy. Both active duty at the time it was shot. Corporal Vincent Kent (combat veteran) with Lance Corporal Marland Trey Kent. This is also a changing of the guard, Native American style. That is the story we are telling in our dancing we crossed paths just once with myself in front and with son behind me, and then I turned to let him lead the rest of the way). We did not practice this dance because we are both straight dancers from the Ponca War Dance Society. That's how come he busted a move like he did!”

Make sure you check out Hugh Foley's other videos on his YouTube channel.

Quite a bit of pow wow footage from events around Oklahoma.

For more information on the Iowa Tribal Pow Wow you can visit their tourism page.

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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

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30 thoughts on “Marine Dances at Iowa Tribal Pow Wow

  1. Running Doe says:

    This was so wonderful, Marine dancing with our brother and sisters ,I am honored, for this

    • geez but you are very disrespectful, there isn’t anything funny about this to be a “joke”. I can only guess you are not of this nationality!! It would seem your parents haven’t raised you right!!!

  2. Mike Berry says:

    Although the rules and culture prohibit the filming of an Eagle Feather presentation, it would have been great to have been there to see that. Bamapii, Marine..Miigwech for your dedication, service and sacrifices for your people.

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