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White headed to the dugout with his gifts, including a Pendleton blanket.

Jack White and his band playing a baseball game in Turley with Kiowa opening ceremonies was a zen-like spiritual end to last weekend.

Grass Dancer in traditional regalia.
Caw Dancers, Hope and Jessica
Sterling Harjo watching the Grand Entrance.

In between announcements and ceremonies a DJ with a red Pendelton blanket draped over his table played 90’s hip-hop for the crowd.

Dugout cool down during warm ups.
Keyboardist, Neal Evans, sitting out the game due to shoulder injury.

There was something so nostalgic about being at a low-key sandlot baseball game, while at the same time mystical and deep to see the Grand Entrance happening there that I almost forgot what brought me out to the park in the first place.

They were so nice y’all! I think they felt at home in Tulsa.
They were so nice y’all! I think they felt at home in Tulsa.

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