19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow

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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
A dancer puts finishing touches to his outfit which combines the old with the new. Traditional styles of dress are paired with newer styles such as bandanas and piercings.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
This dancer is getting in the zone before he goes to dance. Pow-wow dancing is much different from mainstream dancing. Even though there are six styles of dance, each dancer has their own individual style.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
This drum group works together to create music that’s different from anything you would hear on the radio.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
Traditionally, people wearing regalia didn’t wear bandanas; however, the modern drummers, dancers and singers are transforming the styles to collide with today. The bandana seems to work well with the regalia. This can be a metaphor for American Indian culture, which is also transforming from what it used to be.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
A mother is painting her daughter’s face. Even though painting of the face is being seen less and less at pow-wows it’s important to carry on the tradition.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
A mother is putting some finishing touches to her daughter’s outfit. Her daughter’s outfit is a unique one because it has Disney characters imprinted all over it. This shows how popular culture is beginning to be brought into the pow-wows.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
Kam Roy who is a Southwest Navajo explains that pow-wows are meant to honor fallen warriors. He says every time these feathers hit the floor a warrior is honored. He says that many American Indians have died for this country. Then he corrects himself, “for our country.”
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
This is a fancy shawl dancer who is dancing during the grand entry. The fancy shawls usually have fringe at the bottom and beautiful colors and designs on the back.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
These dancers are traditional dancers who are dancing a traditional dance. Their dance looks like they are out hunting for prey or in a battle. There’s an eagle head on the back bustle of the closest dancer. This is very rare and shows that this dancer is unique. There’s a drum group underneath the arbor at the center of the building.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
WCCO News Apprentice Ramona Marozas wears her fancy shawl. Mona’s American Indian name is Great White Cloud. Her fancy shawl reflects her personality with its bright and sunny colors. A lot of the people’s outfits at the pow-wows highlight them. Many people take pride in their outfits and pick them to match who they are.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
The moccasins have feathers on them which are very popular in pow-wow regalia. This dancer put jingles on his ankle in order to make a sound.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
These dancers are dancing a traditional dance and are in the same group dance. Even though they are in the same group of dancers they all have different styles.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012
This is a large eagle claw that’s attached to a staff. The eagle is very important in American Indian culture because they fly closest to the Great Spirit out of all beings on earth. There’s an eagle feather that’s dangling on the staff. Eagle feathers can’t be transported over state lines. This makes it difficult for people traveling from Canada and different parts of the United States to bring eagle feathers while attending pow-wows across the country.
(credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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The 19th Annual American Indian Center Pow Wow, April 14, 2012 (credit: Ramona Jeanne Marozas)
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