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The Powwow

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Yesterday, we went to a powwow because my daughter is doing Native Amercian studies in her 4th grade class. I thought I would share some pictures with all of you.

This is an overview of the powwow.

This is a shawl dancer. They are supposed to represent birds in flight when they dance.

More shawl dancers -- notice the beautiful beadwork on their moccasins if you can see them.

These girls are jingle-dress dancers. The jingles sound so peaceful and calming when they dance -- like bells.

This person is a fancy traditional dancer. You have to be very athletic and in great shape to do this dance.

Not the best picture but it gives you a chance to see his beautiful clothing. He is a grass dancer. They are supposed to look like grass waving in the wind.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoyed going to the powwow.


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
AKATHLEEN54 4/29/2013 10:53AM

    The pictures are great!! It must have been really awesome to see all of the dancers in motion with the beautiful colors of their costumes. Looks like a really fun day! emoticon

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CCBULLDOG 4/29/2013 9:06AM

    Thats really cool...thanks for sharing!

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FLAMENM 4/28/2013 10:32PM

    Great photos. We just finished up the Gathering of Nations Pow-Wow here in ALbuquerque.

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CIROHIO 4/28/2013 9:33PM

    awesome...looks like a good time!

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AMBERZADE67 4/28/2013 8:44PM

    I love the pictures AND your background! Thanks for sharing. emoticon

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GLORIAMAJDI 4/28/2013 8:15PM

    That is so neat! Thanks for sharing these pics with us!

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4EVERNESS 4/28/2013 6:48PM

    Sounds wonderful. I often wondered and tried making analogies with the mitre hat and the headdress (odd some early references of angels and yet language influences of wings) and priestly staffs with that of in ceremonial rituals often including the spirit.... :)

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THINAGIN2 4/28/2013 6:26PM

    Thanks for sharing your pictures! I have never been to a Pow-wow even though my ancestors were native Americans. I would love to attend one some day!

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JUNEAU2010 4/28/2013 5:48PM

    I'm home sick now! Thank you for sharing!

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OAKTREE10 4/28/2013 5:42PM

    thanks for sharing the pictures! i have been to a Pow-wow. i absolutely loved it!

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