Powwow 101: Fancy Dancers (Photo Diary)

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The powwow is a public celebration and demonstration of community pride in Indian culture and a way of honoring Native American heritage. At the present time, there are powwows held in all fifty states and in most of the Canadian provinces. Some are held on reservations and reserves, while others are held in places such as universities and colleges. The male fancy dancers are usually crowd pleasers with their brightly colored outfits. They also wear two feather bustles: one high between the shoulders and one low, hanging from the waist. Shown below are some of the fancy dancers at the 45th annual Kyi-Yo powwow at the University of Montana in Missoula.

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2 thoughts on “Powwow 101: Fancy Dancers (Photo Diary)

  1. That’s aloof dancing style, with cool fashion apparel. I just love to watch such types of dancing moves, with some extraordinary fashion boutique.

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