Monday, July 16, 2018

Pow-Wow dancers

Canada/Kahnawake, A man is looking at Pow-Wow dancers!
A pow-wow is a social gathering held by many different Native communities. A modern pow-wow is a specific type of event for Native people to meet and dance, sing, socialize, and honor their cultures. There is generally a dancing competition, with many different types of traditional dances, music and regalia, often with significant prize money awarded. 
This is a time to renew thoughts of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. Originally a Pow-wow, or “celebration” as it was called in the old days, was held in the spring to welcome the new beginnings of life. Often different tribal nations would come together for the occasion. 
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