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
Princess Angeline, daughter of Chief Seattle. Born 1820 in what is now Rainier Beach. After the 1855 treaty that kicked all Native Americans out of Seattle, Angeline remained in a small waterfront cabin on Western Avenue, near what is now the Pike Place Market, selling handwoven baskets at Ye Olde Curiosity Shop.
Native American Indians believed that feathers were used to heal the heart. Birds were regarded as the highest spirit animal on earth and feathers were used to carry prayers to Great Spirit in the heavens.
Many Native Americans welcomed African Americans into their villages. Even as slaves many African Americans became part of a family group, and many intermarried with Native Americans - thus many later became classified as Black Indians