Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Chasco Fiesta-Native American Pow Wow

Enjoy these pictures of a plethora of colors, customs and history. Native Americans danced during this Pow Wow at the Chasco Fiesta. (See post below.) I will only occasionally comment. I had so many photos I loved that I couldn't decide which. So sit back and relive history.

This video features Arvel Bird who performed before the dances. Listen as you scroll down.

They began by carrying in American, Canadian and MIA flags, for whom they serve and honor.

When all the dancers were in the Pow Wow circle. One of the elders led them in prayer to The Grandfather to bless their dancing. Then while all stood around the arena, the elders gathered around an ailing member and prayed for his health and chanted. I wish I had that on video.
And this little one captured my heart. If you enlarge the picture you can see she wears a title of Buffalo Princess 2011. She was one of two princesses. Her heart soared like her costume.

Our first history and culture was celebrated this day. I don't know how many clans were represented, I wish they had given out progams.

I will leave you with this Indian saying;
"May your mocassins make happy tracks in many snows and the rainbow always touch your shoulder."

"I'm thanking you, God from a full heart, I'm writing the book on your wonders. I'm whistling, laughing, and jumping for joy; I'm singing your song, High God." Psalms 9:1-2 (MS)



Kathy C. said...

Wow. Very colorful. I bet it was amazing in real life.

Jean Wise said...

love the photos and the Indian blessing. Thanks so much for sharing

Mining for Diamonds said...

Wow...what beautiful photographs!!! I bet they don't do justice to the experience!!! I LOVE Native American culture, and I LOVE that fiddle he's playing in the video! :)

If you ever want to see a touching movie, I saw this movie on Netflix called "Snow Walker". It was about the First Nation people of Northern Canada, and a very beautiful, moving film. It stars Barry Pepper, who is a pilot who gets stranded in the Canadian wilderness with a Native girl and how they survive together. Excellent character development.

Wendy Paine Miller said...

Theatrical, colorful...full of movement.

Something I'd love to see.
~ Wendy

Jeanette Levellie said...

So pretty! Thanks for sharing. I like the blessing prayer, and don't you just LOVE the Message Bible phraseology?

Diane said...

Love all those feathers! :O)

Hilary said...

Beautiful photos, Karen. How lovely to be a part of this event.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Karen, this is beautiful! Love the Indian Princesses!

Great pictures, and I love the Indian saying.

Karen said...

Kathy, yes it was. And as Arvel Bird was playing the flute a hawk circled a few times. Real cool!

Jeanie, thanks.:)

Kimberly, it was a grand time. I've never seen that movie-I'll try to rent it. Thanks

Wendy, yes it was eye-candy for sure.

Jeanette yes, when I read that passage it reminded me of their dancing.

Diane, isn't that cool?

Hilary, oh, thank you-that means a lot coming from you and your wonderful photos!

Thanks, Laura. I agree, isn't she the cutest?

Dave said...

Karen, many, many thanks for showing these photos of your Native American culture. We across the seas don't get to see it, and coming from a country where our native people are proud of their culture it is good to see your indigenous people's culture. Lovely bright coloured costumes too - Dave

Anonymous said...

What a wonderful sight this must have been. Lovely photos of a beautiful ceremony.

Karen said...

Dave, you are most welcome. I don't often get the chance to see this either.

Ladyfi, thanks so much. I was entranced. :)

Deb said...

Beautiful -people, music, and culture!

Thanks for sharing this unique experience.

Sweet dreams.