Sunday, February 13, 2005

Pow Wow

     Our local Seminole Indians held a Pow Wow this weekend, it was an open invitation for American Indians from across the country to come and represent their tribes.

   

     It was very interesting to watch these beautiful, proud people carry on some of the traditions of their ancestors in a modern day way.

   

     I took a lot of photos, it was really difficult narrowing it down to just a few favorites out of 150 that I really like. I had the best spot in the house for taking photos, I went alone so I didn't have to sit in the stands, I watched from back stage.  

    

     I love these photo and know that there are real life stories behind each of the smiling faces. I wish I could share all of them with you!

 

     Sooo ... what beautiful, colorful things are going on in your neck of the woods?

                                     *** Coy ***

27 comments:

nhd106 said...

Gorgeous colors!  yes, those pow wows are filled with amazing positve energy...seems like you got some yourself!
nancy

bookncoffee said...

Hubby and I have been to a couple of these.  We had a lot of fun at it.  There was their dancing, and there were crafts, and food, and also a train ride that took you through historical parts of the small town.  This was in Cave City, KY where we used to stay at Wig Wam Village.

boiseladie said...

BEAUTIFUL colors!  Vivid photos.  I have attended Pow Wows in Monterey, CA, before.  History is so interesting.  It's great that people of all nationalities carry on traditions, sharing some of those traditions with the rest of us.  Life would be so boring if we were all the same.
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kraztweety2 said...

They have Pow wows here once a year. I love to see them since I am Indian myself. It is wonderful. They camp out and you can go into some of their teepee's. It is so nice. I just wish I knew a lot more about my own culture. (: Jenny Marie :) http://journals.aol.com/kraztweety2/MyBoringLifeInHesperia

rollinghillsides said...

I've never seen more colorful pictures, they are amazing!  They'd be wonderful to make "puzzles" out of!          "Phinney's Mom"

jeanno43 said...

I so loved this pictures. I have always been fascinated by the culture, traditions and costumes of Native Americans. You got some fantastic shots there!  Happy Valentine's Day. xxx

luvmort said...

It reminds my of the song from the kids show "Capt. Noah" that ran here on WPVI. "Red and yellow and pink and green...". Very colourful and fascinating!

csandhollow said...

Beautiful pictures

xroosterbabex said...

Wow! They're really amazing pictures! =)
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sylviam4000 said...

Wonderful. Truly beautiful.
Sylvia

suzypwr said...

Those are gorgeous, Coy. You must have had a great time!
xoxo

sanforized6 said...

Nothing like that. Neat pics. I gotta go spend time on an "ugly" old golf course today. I'll be lookin' for them injuns!! rich

judithheartsong said...

you took incredible photos. I too have been to a Seminole Pow Wow. Thank you so much for sharing. judi

sonensmilinmon said...

WoW, I LOVED them all, I'd have a hard time saying one was a favorite.  Awesome pictures, very colorful, very much ALIVE. :-)

Monica
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mykesmom75 said...

That is so beautiful...I love tradition.....Thanks for sharing.

madcobug said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures. You did a fantantic job on them. I know you enjoyed every minute of the show. My g-g-grandmother was a full Creek Indian. I have her picture with her American family. My g-g-grandfather was a white American. I have his picture also with a mule & buggy. Neat. He died in the Civil War. Helen

candace636 said...

I love the photos. I have seen Indians (Dakota Sioux) give programs at my schools when I was growing up and march in local parades. I love the native American culture where everything means something......
Candace

shewolfdancing said...

Coy, what amazing and beautiful photos!  I have never been to a Seminole Pow Wow, but do love going to Pow Wows when i lived up north.  I am a touch of Iroquois and have a dress I dance in sometimes when I go... it is a beautiful thing to dance...  I am proud of my native heritage... ever so small as it is... ever so brutal as history tells us...

thank you for this entry

~Kate

lamove04 said...

These are breathtaking, Coy!  Thanks so much for sharing them... must have been even more spectacular in person.  xxoo, Albert

delela1 said...

Ooohhhh...aaaaahhhhhh!  Such beautiful costumes and beadwork!  The local Nez Perce Tribe here has several Pow Wows each year, and now that the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial is picking up speed, performances by the Tribe are more frequent that ever!  Thank you for sharing!
~Dona

krobbie67 said...

These pictures are great! I'm glad you shared them. I was actually thinking recently it would be great to go to something like this to have a better understanding of the tradition. Native Americans seem to be a forgotten part of our history as a people sometimes. Heck, I even have distant relatives (great great grandmother, or something like that) who are Native American. :-) ---Robbie

tschamberland said...

You have quite a knack for photography!  Keep 'em coming!
Tammy

mzgoochi said...

WOW, Those are beautiful. I'd love to go to a pow wow. Thanks for sharing them!

Lahoma

realitycheckmco said...

they did one of these pow-wows at fort Wilderness at Disney recently.. I am kicking myself for not going now.. I am part Cherokee, so I shuld have some pride in my heritage
M

oldgreenman said...

Love it with someone says they are part Indian...Which part? Your right ear? Your nose? "If you feel and understand the cultural values of Native people or a certain tribe, than the spirit of your ancestor must live somewhere inside you."

hestiahomeschool said...

What incredible photos!!!

lustyshedevil1 said...

Your pictures are breath taking ...I love your work. Thanks for sharing them.