Every year a PowWow is held on the nearby reservation. A PowWow is a gathering much like a family reunion. It is a special time for family to get together and dance and pay homage to their culture.
Photographs are allowed except during the Peace Pipe Ceremony. When in doubt ...ask.
Every part of the regalia worn has meaning. Often times special pieces of the regalia are handed down from one generation to the next. ( Grandma’s Eagle Feather…Grandpas moccasins etc…)
The Staff and Flag Bearers
Visiting Royalty follows the flag and staff bearers.
There are many colors…these are Jingle Dancers except for the little girl on the left she is a Fancy Shawl Dancer.
This beautiful gal in the turquoise regalia is the daughter of a good friend.
Aqua and orange do go together
A young man who’s regalia is that of a Grass Dancer
One of the littlest Fancy Shawl Dancers
This gal used some Loon fabric on her regalia.
Older women have time for beautiful beadwork.
We visited with friends and had some homemade French fries for lunch. It clouded up and threatened rain so we headed home. We eventually got 4/10 of an inch of rain while I was enjoying an late afternoon nap.