Pawhuska Indian Village connects Osage families and Osage culture. This culture is full of beauty and strength, which is the common thread of all residents.

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According to Hallie Winter, "The art of ribbon work has been practiced by Native peoples since about 1780. The Osage have mastered this art form and utilize it in a variety of ways, primarily for traditional regalia worn at the annual I'lon Ska dances every June." 

Hallie Winter is the Osage Nation Museum Curator

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Pawhuska 2018

Wahzhazhe an Osage Ballet,  was produced by Pawhuska Indian Village resident, Randy Tinker Smith and choreographed by Jenna Smith, both of Osage descent and Pawhuska Indian Village residents.  Roman Jasinski acted as advisor on the project.

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In 2014 renowned Osage artist Gina Gray, 60, passed in her Pawhuska Indian Village home. Her daughter Addie Roanhorse continues the tradition as a graphic designer for the Osage Nation.

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Addie  
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Gina Gray's Daughter