Saturday, June 6, 2009

Urban Pow-wow

Members of the American Indian Center in Chicago conducted a mini pow-wow today at the Raven Festival (one of Chicago's many summertime neighborhood festivals). As a member of my DAR chapter's American Indian committee, I accompanied B, the committee chair, to the event.

The outfits were great. I particularly liked the "fancy dance" girl (that's what they called her). Her headpiece is beaded with images of the Hancock and Sears Towers flanking a tepee. And her moccasins and cape have the same image themes. Very interesting to see these images manifested in Native American beading techniques.

Learn more about Chicago's American Indian Center here.

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