Sacred Dancers

July 24, 2011 Just attended a POW WOW in Wadsworth, which is 1/2 hr north of Reno on the reservation at Pyramid Lake—a sacred place is Pyramid Lake. While attending a POW WOW it is very important as an observer to show respect for the ceremonies and cultural practices of our indigenous peoples. Tribes from all over the United States attend these POW WOWs, and there are many throughout the year in various places. The Master of Ceremonies often speaks in his native tongue during announcements and it is melodic to hear. There were native drummers for the dancers—the rhythm pulses through your veins as you listen. I have often wished to do a photo shoot such as this. I hope my images evoke the sense of pride I witnessed. Jill

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3 Comments

  1. Jill Ransom May 16, 2014 at 2:46 pm #

    Uploaded images in color as suggested by a viewer—what do you think?

  2. Jill Ransom July 26, 2011 at 12:09 am #

    Thanks Lorraine, I will keep in mind the color aspect at the next POW WOW.

  3. L Highsmith July 25, 2011 at 11:48 pm #

    I really like the shots you posted. The photos capture the feeling and heart of the dancers. I think color versions or other color shots would also be appreciated since the color is a significant part of the ceremonies.

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