Generations honor traditions at Pala Powwow
Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Issue 35, Volume 17.
Members of the Color Guard enter the dance arena to take part in the Grand Entry procession for the 6th annual ‘Honoring Traditions’ Powwow on the Pala Reservation. The three-day event was open to the public. Sonya Flores and her daughter Kiara, of Pala, prepare to take part in the Grand Entry ceremony August 24 at the 6th annual ‘Honoring Traditions’ Powwow on the Pala Reservation. According to Pala’s Rez Radio, 417 dancers from tribes all over the U.S. and Canada participated in the event. Sam Bearpaw leads the Grand Entry procession August 24 at the 6th annual Pala Powwow. Bearpaw is from the Apache Nation of Warm Springs and White Mountains of New Mexico. A dancer shows his style and regalia at the Pala Powwow August 24 on the Pala Reservation. Hundreds of dancers and singers participated in the many competitions. Women and children dance around the arena at the 6th annual Pala ‘Honoring Traditions’ Powwow August 24 on the Pala Reservation. The women are wearing “Jingle Dresses,” decorated with many small bells that “jingle” during the dancing. Pistol Bearstail, Bismark, ND, has his regalia adjusted by his father in preparation for the Grand Entry at the Pala Pow Wow August 24. Bearstail is a member of the Hidata Sioux tribe. George Lone Elk, Lame Deer, MT, makes his way around the dance arena during the Grand Entry at the Pala Pow Wow August 24. Lone Elk is a Northern Cheyenne. Regalia of all colors and styles is displayed by the competing dancers at the Pala Pow Wow, August 24. Dancers enter and circle the arena until is is full of men, women, teens and children contestants from many tribes and clans. Women watch the dancers circling the arena during the Grand Entry at the Pala Pow Wow on August 24. Dancers in the fancy category show how elaborate their regalia is from the back during the Pala Pow Wow August 24. Dennis Brown, a San Carlos Apache places the American flag during opening ceremonies at the Pala Pow Wow August 24. George Lone Elk, Lame Deer, MT, prepares him self mentally for the dance competition at the Pala Pow Wod August 24. Lone Elk is a Northern Cheyenne. Dancers circle the arena during the Grand Entry at the Pala Pow Wow August 24 on the Pala Indian Reservation. The drummers and singers of Blackstone Singers from Alberta, Canada, perform for the Grand Entry of Dancers at the Pala Pow Wow on August 24. g Participants in the Tiny Tots category wait for their recognition during the dancing competition at the Pala Pow Wow, August 24. Young ladies in the Junior category wait for the judges decisions on their performances at the Pala Pow Wow August 24. Women dancers also performed in tiny tots, teens, adult women and golden age categories.
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