Members of the East of the River Shawnee tribe play a traditional drum at the wedding of Eileen Davis and Red Fox (Gary Knox) in Urbana, Ohio on Sunday, June 9, 2013. Before the drum can be used, one places tobacco on the drum in the four cardinal directions and asks the Creator for a blessing.
Tamila Blackstone, 7, and grandfather Ten Wolverines (J.R. Sprague) walk to see the wolves at Wolf Creek Habitat in Brookville, Indiana during the 5th Annual Spring Native American Gathering on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Tamila throws pieces of cut-up hot dogs to the wolves at Wolf Creek Habitat in Brookville, Indiana during the 5th Annual Spring Native American Gathering on Sunday, May 26, 2013.
Chief of the East of the River Shawnee Tribe, Snow Owl (Stephen Bunch) prepares to preside over Red Fox and Eileen’s wedding ceremony in Urbana, Ohio on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Dancing Crane (Penny Brugler), Cherie Squires (Sunshine Warms the Heart), Hummingbird (Janice Sprague) and Eileen await the ceremony to begin.
The guests pictured here await the start of the ceremony held at Red Fox and Eileen’s home in Urbana, Ohio. The ceremony was a combination of traditional native and Christian practices.
The groom, Red Fox and his bride, Eileen, light unity candles, representing her Christian beliefs.
Snow Owl and other members of the East of the River Shawnee Tribe drum and sing after the wedding ceremony finished. The drummers took turns performing with others at the ceremony who sang karaoke.