American Indian Festivals By VMT Singuillo, Thu Dec 8th
A fascinating gathering of American Indians which may last fromdays to a week is called a Pow wow. It is the celebration oftheir cultural heritage.
This occasion is filled with colorful regalia of theparticipating dancers from the different American Indian tribes.Each dancer performs to the Indian beat of the drums;
and theIndian chants by fellow tribal folks. Often times, dancecompetitions are being held.
As the dancers parade around the arena, different kinds andtypes of regalia can be seen. Almost every American Indian wearsfeathers and beads, not just on their headdresses but also ontheir body apparel. Some of them display different kinds ofjewelry and even bells dangling on their attire.
The dances are participated by people of different ages - bychildren, young adults and the elderly; and it is alsoparticipated by both men and women. It is nice to note thatpeople attending these festivities have the discipline of notallowing alcoholic beverages, nor can a drunken person be found.The celebration is filled with peace and respect.
Around the venue, one can learn of the many traditions of thedifferent American Indian tribes.
are present wheredifferent specialty products are displayed. These
includefetishes, artifacts, jewelries, dreamcatchers, kachinas, native indian flutes, drums, pottery,native american music, herbal medicines, food, clothing, and alot more displays.
Where ever there are American Indian reservations, these eventsmay be held almost throughout the year in the different statesof the US. It is also important to note that Native Americantribes are not just present in the United States of America, butother Indian tribes are also present in Canada, and in SouthAmerica.
If you are interested to witness one of these events,announcements
may be advertised in the newspapers, or schedulesmay also be found
through the internet. And in most cases, thesegatherings are open
to the public and admissions may be free.
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