A Celebration of Spring

April 22, 2007

Author: Cory Frolik

Source: Farmington Daily Times


FARMINGTON — From the way he was dancing at Saturday's Apple Blossom Contest Powwow, it was clear Joe Lafferty has done his fair share of practicing.

Although he bounced and shook vigorously with every pound of the drum, he never lost his balance — even when he supported all of his weight on one foot.

He did not so much as stumble, although he so quickly alternated between which foot he supported his weight on, it sometimes appeared he wasn't touching the ground.

He spun, shook and did everything else that comprises grass dancing, the type of traditional dance of which he is fond