New Year's pow-wow - Photo Gallery 1/23

Gabrielle Gallegos, 8, gets help with her costume from her grandmother, June Carpitcher of Oklahoma City. Gabrielle is a member of the Seminole Nation, but for the pow-wow, she dressed in Ponca attire to perform in the southern cloth dances. At least 500 people representing several dozen Native American Nations within the state attended a New Year's pow-wow in the Centennial Building at State Fair Park Saturday , January 7, 2012, The celebration started around shortly after noon and continued into the night. Several hundred took part in the various dancers and the dancers wore tribal regalia. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman