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Apache Crown Dancers. The Gaan [mountain spirits] are a large part of the 4 day girls puberty rite known as the Sunrise Ceremony. The Gaans usually appearing in a group of four are imbued with the power of lightning which they wield from their wands.

The Gaan [mountain spirits] are a large part of the 4 day girls puberty rite known as the Sunrise Ceremony. The Gaans usually appearing in a group of four are imbued with the power of lightning which they wield from their wands.

Apache Crown Dancer

Annual Gathering of Oregon's First Nations January 2012 Oregon State Fair & Expo Center 2330 Street NE Salem , OR .

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