Many years ago, Rochester hosted a Pow-Wow. My husband and I went there thinking we could take some photos. I didn’t know anything about Pow-Wow, and I wasn’t serious in photographing at the time. It turned out to be a small one. We didn’t stay long. I took less than 10 photos on that day.
Two days ago, my friend JT told me about the Prairie Island Dakota Days Wacipi Celebration at Welch. Yesterday we drove an hour to be there. I still don’t know too much about Pow-Wow. One lady told me a little bit about their dances like southern Indians danced clockwise (if I remember it right) and the other dance counterclockwise. She told me the accessories on their cloth indicate something. The music was very loud. It was hard to carry a conversation.
It was a fun night. I saw cute kids, talented dancers, excellent drummers and singers. I witnessed beauty, courage, determination, and love. On our way home, I started chanting. My husband told me to be quiet so he could focus on driving.
I, apparently, have taken too many photos. So sorry… 😉
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