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Native American dancers wow Mequon crowd

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Ronald Preston getting the five circles in unison.

Ronald Preston getting the five circles in unison.

Photo by Doris Newby Armstrong

Photo by Doris Newby Armstrong

Ronald Preston getting the five circles in unison.

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Students, faculty, and even children from the Mequon daycare center, flocked to the Mequon campus cafeteria on Nov. 15 to watch the annual Native American dance celebration. 

The showcase was presented by Ronald and Daniel Preston from the San Carlos Apache tribe.  The two brothers explained the meaning behind their clothing, music and dance movements before they began.  Ronald Preston gave a more in-depth informational speech to the captive audience, telling about the deer claws being worn around their ankles, the symbolism behind each bird feather that beautifully decorated his outfit and meaning behind the different sounds and beats being drummed. 

The crowd was overjoyed and applauded after every dance and tidbit of information they were given. 

The Preston brothers perform at many MPS schools and various local festivals. For more information you can contact Daniel Preston at 414-405-8204.

Daniel Preston doing one of several ceremonial dances.

Photo by Doris Newby Armstrong
Daniel Preston doing one of several ceremonial dances.

Ronald Preston’s ceremonial dance impresses the crowd.

Photo by Doris Newby Armstrong
Ronald Preston’s ceremonial dance impresses the crowd.

Allowing children to get close, showing that the feather is real.

Photo by Doris Newby Armstrong
Allowing children to get close, showing that the feather is real.

Explaining the significance of the circle in Native American culture.

Photo by Doris Newby Armstrong
Explaining the significance of the circle in Native American culture.

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