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Indian Relay is one of America’s oldest known sports

Native Americans from across the U.S. compete in bareback horse racing

Location: Pawhuska, Oklahoma

Indian Relay takes place over Memorial Day weekend

About 30 teams competed this year


“Just as long as everybody is out there having fun and being safe, that’s the only thing that everybody really cares about — what I care about anyways. Winning comes after you, usually after you be humble and all that.”

It’s a sport primarily practiced by Native Americans in the northern plains

One rider completes three circles of a track

They leap off the first horse onto another one

and take off toward the finish line