When people participate in ceremony, they enter a sacred space; everything outside of that space fades in importance. Time takes on a different dimension. Emotions flow more freely, the bodies of participants become filled with the energy of life and this energy reaches out and blesses the creation around them. - Sun Bear, Medicine Man.
Animals Spirit of LOVE: November 2012
Love this--very true!
Pow Wow at Rocky Boy
Morning White Dove, Elvis' great, great, great grandmother. She was full blooded Cherokee Indian. Elvis was 1/16 Cherokee.
These Native American people where photographed in the early 1900s, by William Pennington and Lisle Updike who spent traveling the four corners of Colorado, utah, New Mexico and Arizona in a wagon. These prints were recently rediscovered by the Denver Post librarians. More pictures can be seen here.Â via neatorama.com
Dance and Performance Art, Native American Powwow, 2005, "Powwows are large social gatherings of Native Americans who follow traditional dances started centuries ago by their ancestors, and which continually evolve to include contemporary aspects. During the National Powwow, the audience see dancers in full regalia compete in several dance categories." narrative from website
Native American dancers
Proud Native American Dancer
Native American Powwow Tradition | “I am Niimiipuu, the people also known as Nez Perce,” says Angel McFarland-Sobotta, pictured above. Photo by Ben Marra