I just wanted to share a few more of the images that I captured at the 63rd Annual Chicago Powwow. As I explained in the previous post, this was a life-long ambition for me, to attend an event such as this, and I wanted to make the most of it.
A big part of the powwow is the competition dancing which explains the numbers that you see in some of these portraits.
Everyone joins in. Dancing is an important part of the American Indian culture and participants range in age from seniors to youngsters .
Dances include Men’s Fancy and Northern Traditional, while the women compete in Fancy Shawl and Jingle Dress categories, which suggests that the costume is as important as the dance itself.
I’ll be sharing more pictures of the dance itself in upcoming posts.
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