Warrior Society Annual PowWow

by Betty Meade September. 22, 2009 3581 views

A modern pow-wow is a specific type of event where both Native American and non-Native American people meet to dance, sing, socialize, and honor American Indian culture. Currently there are 549 recognized Native American tribes in the United States. Each tribe is considered a sovereign nation with its own civil court, jurisdictions, and rights.
These photos were taken at the Warrior Society Annual PowWow held at the MidAmerican Indian Center in Wichita, Kansas. The dancers are performing the Gourd Dance, which originated with the Kiowa Indians. This dance is a man’s dance with the women participating by dancing in place behind their male counterparts and outside the perimeter formed by the men.

The “Gallery of Nations” is a major permanent exhibition at the Indian Center Museum. Currently the Center is collecting and exhibiting the flags of the officially recognized tribes in the United States.

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Paweå‚ Sitkowski 11 years, 3 months ago

thanks for sharing, you did awsome job :)

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Peace4kidss 11 years, 7 months ago

i love ur set always its full of details n information n so beautiful

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Smitha 11 years, 7 months ago

Wow! Great Set! Thank you for sharing this beautiful event with us :)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Nancy 11 years, 7 months ago

Amazing set!! Love the colors and history:)) My favorites #1,12 and 14:)))

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Kaitlyn 11 years, 7 months ago

Nice set! Love the different colors.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Ricardo 11 years, 7 months ago

waw!!
what a wonderful Event!
Thank you for showing!! :)

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 11 years, 7 months ago

Wow what a fantastic set, great reportage

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Marsha 11 years, 7 months ago

Beautiful set, Betty....you are so lucky to have witnessed it!! I'd love to go there sometime!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Brian 11 years, 7 months ago

Very nice. #1 is so cute!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Edyta 11 years, 7 months ago

very interesting, thanks for sharing!

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-- Lyency 11 years, 7 months ago

beautiful people!

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Diane Davis 11 years, 7 months ago

You captured the pow wow and all the colors and excitement. Great shots.

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
Lynn 11 years, 7 months ago

FANTASTIC SHOTS!!! Love the colorful outfits...very nicely done :))

11 years, 7 months ago Edited
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