The 44th Annual Mother’s Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court today. Native Americans from across the state attended the Pow Wow. Tomorrow the festivities continue in form of a free salmon bake at the Many Nation’s Long House at the University of Oregon.

Jared Jackson, 17, of the Klamath tribe, prepares his ceremonial costume for judging at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. The first place prize in the adult category is 300 dollars. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Carissa Jackson, 9, of the Klamath tribe, applies make-up before the judged dance at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. "When I dance, my heart beats and it makes me happy," she said. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Susan Morasei, an Oregon alumna of the Lakota tribe, shows off her Oregon pride with a beaded hairpiece at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

David Betters of the Lakota Sioux tribe, dances to the beat of ceremonial drumming at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Jared Jackson and Carissa Jackson prepare to dance at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Alby Thoumsin, from Belium, dances in a wolfskin cape at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. Although not Native American by blood, Thoumsin is attracted to Pow Wows for the customs and ceremonial dance. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Drummers at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Young dancers at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)

Feathered moccasins at the 44th Annual Mother's Day Pow Wow at McArthur Court May 7, 2011. (Rachelle Hacmac/Oregon Daily Emerald)


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