APACHE MOUNTAIN SPIRIT DANCERS

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         It was the time of the New Moon, September, 2010 when Mary Jane Pusher was honored by her extended family in an Apache Girl’s Puberty Ceremony, Na’ii’ees, the Sun Rise Ceremony.

         The Ceremony was conducted on the Yavapai Apache Reservation near Camp Verde, AZ.   Three days of intense ceremony and celebration during which Mary Jane Pusher embodied the spirit of of the Apache’s most important holy being White Painted Lady.