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Breathe

Breathe

Drove home with the beat of the drums in my head.  This lasts a few days, sometimes longer.  It feels good.

Great day, and home again, home again, jiggity jigg - safe and sound.

Keep Calm and Pow Wow On

Pow Wow - afternoon session

Pow Wow - afternoon session

Pow Wow - some elders

Pow Wow - some elders

Pow Wow - Market Wares - jewelry, carvings, blankets, shawls, some leather goods. 
I opted to go to the resort and indulge in “all the crab legs you can eat.”  
Then it was time to head home before nightfall.

Pow Wow - Market Wares - jewelry, carvings, blankets, shawls, some leather goods. 

I opted to go to the resort and indulge in “all the crab legs you can eat.”  

Then it was time to head home before nightfall.

Pow Wow - group - all nations and ages

Pow Wow - appreciating the shade between dances

Pow Wow - appreciating the shade between dances

Pow Wow - Golden (Senior) Couple

Pow Wow - Golden (Senior) Couple

Pow Wow - Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
Southern Straight Dancer, and Northern Fancy Dancer in background.

Pow Wow - Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation

Southern Straight Dancer, and Northern Fancy Dancer in background.

Young Woman waiting for her call to the Jingle Dance

(I think my favorites are the Jingle and the Shawl Dance, but I also love the Smoke Dance.  There was not a Smoke Dance category today.)

  • When I was young, the jingle pieces were made from chewing tobacco cans.  I can’t tell what these were made from, but they did jingle nicely, a sweet tone.
Pow Wow - women dancers

Pow Wow - women dancers

Pow Wow - this was the end of an all-nations dance

Pow Wow - this was the end of an all-nations dance

Fancy Dancers getting ready

Fancy Dancers getting ready

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation - Pow Wow
Beautiful Regalia - handcrafted with love

Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation - Pow Wow

Beautiful Regalia - handcrafted with love

Fort McDowell Yavapai Pow Wow - 2014

I sat right next to a group that were in the Senior Dancer category.