Saturday, August 7, 2010

Land of the Menominee

Each year the Monominee of Wisconsin host a Pow Wow on their grounds.  They have an almost natural amphitheater in the woods for the show where several Indian nations gather for three days filled with contests, food, jewelry and of course, traditional dance, and chants.  This image was taken during the Grand Entry, when all contestants enter the arena dancing to the various chants offered by each drum team.  The event is filled with color, dance, music and tradition.  It is clear that the Menominee are trying to protect and keep their native language which has survived for hundreds of years.

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