Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021.

People stand for the pledge of allegiance as Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 29, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

People stand for the pledge of allegiance as Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 29, 2021.

Crystal Dove (R) smiles at her daughter in a camp of Native Americans from all over the United States who are participating in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 30, 2021. REUTERS

Crystal Dove (L) smiles at her daughter

Kaden Bringsplenty brings his horse to the starting line as Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 30, 2021. REUTERS/St

 Kaden Bringsplenty brings his horse to the starting line

A rider crosses the finish line as Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race at Osage County Fairgrounds over Memorial Day weekend in Pawhuska, U.S. May 29, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

A rider crosses the finish line

Jesse James White from the Bad Nation Indian relay team takes care of his horse after racing in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 29, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Jesse James White from the Bad Nation Indian relay team takes care of his horse after racing in an Indian relay race

People navigate a muddy track as Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 30, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

People navigate a muddy track

A rider is covered in mud as Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

A rider is covered in mud

Audience members applaud while Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska,Oklahoma,U.S. May 30, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Audience members applaud

A rider from the Arrow Lakes team jumps onto a bareback horse while Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. RE

 A rider from the Arrow Lakes team jumps onto a bareback horse

An audience member watches as Native Americans from all over the United States participate in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 30, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

 An audience member watches

Violet Carson,13, waits in the horse barn until her time to ride during an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

 Violet Carson, 13, waits in the horse barn until her time to ride

Bad Nation team members "smudge" themselves and their horse before  participating in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Bad Nation team members "smudge" themselves and their horse before participating in an Indian relay race

Michelle Whitehorse from the Navajo Nation paints her face before participating in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Michelle Whitehorse from the Navajo Nation paints her face before participating in an Indian relay race

Michelle Whitehorse from the Navajo Nation paints her horse before participating in an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Michelle Whitehorse from the Navajo Nation paints her horse

Women riders pull into where they exchange horses during an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 33, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

Women riders pull into where they exchange horses

The Paha Sapa team poses in the winners area during an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

The Paha Sapa team poses in the winners area

A rider from the War Chiefs team mounts his horse during the "horse exchange" at an Indian relay race over Memorial Day weekend at the Osage County Fairgrounds in Pawhuska, Oklahoma, U.S. May 31, 2021. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith

A rider from the War Chiefs team mounts his horse during the "horse exchange"

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