When the 22nd Annual Red Earth Native American Cultural opens at the
Cox Convention Center Friday June 6, 2008 in downtown Oklahoma City,
OK, nearly 2,000 American Indian artists and dancers from throughout
North America will gather to celebrate the richness and diversity of
their heritage with the world. For three exciting days Oklahoma City
will be at the center of Native American art and culture in America.
Through the years Red Earth has matured into one of the most
respected visual and performing arts event of its type – setting the
standard for many of today’s Indian art shows held throughout the
nation. At Red Earth, guests can sample the work of some of the
nation’s most celebrated artists, with opportunities to purchase
contemporary and traditional examples of beadwork, basketry, jewelry,
pottery, sculpture, paintings, graphics and cultural attire during the
juried art show and market.
The dance competition at Red Earth is one of the rare occasions
when dancers from America’s Northern and Southern tribes can be seen
together in one venue. Red Earth dancers represent the elite of Native
American dance, some of the most gifted and accomplished in the world.
The masters, each in their own distinctive tribal dress, exhibit their
originality and skills in one of the most prestigious of all native