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Weekly Photo Challenge – The Quest Continues

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.

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A big part of the powwow is the competition dancing which explains the numbers that you see in some of these portraits.

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Everyone joins in.  Dancing is an important part of the American Indian culture and participants range in age from seniors to youngsters .

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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.

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I’ll be sharing more pictures of the dance itself in upcoming posts.

For more on the Weekly Photo Challenge at The Daily Post go to https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/quest/