With rhythm pumping through their bodies, and music flowing through their souls, the Grand Entry started the 22nd Annual Morongo Band of Mission Indians' "Thunder and Lightning Powwow".
"It's the biggest Powwow, most drums, most dancers we've ever had. We view it as a bridge to other communities, education how native cultures work," Mary Ann Andreas, of the Morongo Band of Mission Indians, said.
The Powwow that attracts about 30,000 people brimmed with native food of every kind - indian tacos, tamales, and frybread.
Authentic native arts and crafts, such as one of a kind jewelry, pottery, and beadwork, showcased at the Powwow as well. However, pride is what filled the area the most.
"The goal is for our kids to learn. So they can take our culture to the next generation, without interfere," Northern Traditional dancer Norman Largo said.
While they teach the youth to never change their customs and traditions, they hope some things do change for them in their future.
"Peace on Earth. I'm hoping for a younger generation to not have to go through the hardship like we're going through the hardship nowadays with all these financial times," Largo said.