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Comanche Nation teaches guests art of constructing tepees, traditional songs and games at ‘Comanche Day’

The Red River Sun/Elizabeth Tanner Comanche Nation’s Martin Flores, left, Hunter Lee Delgado and Cheevers Hah-Tee Delgado perform traditional songs, including one honoring veterans, on frame drums.

The Red River Sun/Elizabeth Tanner
Comanche Nation’s Martin Flores, left, Hunter Lee Delgado and Cheevers Hah-Tee Delgado perform traditional songs, including one honoring veterans, on frame drums.

CHILDRESS — Comanche Nation’s Martin Flores, Hunter Lee Delgado and Cheevers Hah-Tee Delgado joined Childress County Heritage Museum, in partnership with United Supermarkets, for Comanche Day Saturday, Aug. 28.

 

“We start everything with a prayer and blessing,” Flores said, opening the event with a cedaring ceremony, during which smoke from a smoldering cedar tree branch was used to bless guests while Hunter Lee and Cheever Hah-Tee Delgado performed traditional songs, including one honoring veterans, on frame drums.

 

Following, Flores instructed attending children in building a Comanche-style tepee, complete with a four-pole base with four additional poles on each side.

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