Saturday, November 29, 2014

The Pow Wow

Pam and I, and Pam's mom Judi, went to a Pow Wow at Chambers' Farm in Fort McCoy (Florida) today.  I enjoyed it immensely, and the vibrant colors and driving beat of the drums really got to me.  I guess the only distraction was the sunglasses worn by the really cool native-Americans.

Please note, these are not costumes.  Costumes are worn by someone pretending to be someone else, the speaker admonished.  These are referred to as dancing clothes.

I was totally blown away by the rhythmic beat of the drums, and the  colors of the  clothes.  I was also very happy to see so many young people embracing their heritage. But please, lose the sunglasses.


  1. Drum circles seem to provide such a release...a global language. Beautiful native dance wear down there in Florida! Dartmouth College hosts a PowWow of Northeastern tribes each May. I love the sweet grass basketry. Are these primary Seminole tribes?

    1. I'm not sure what tribes were there. I think they came from all over the country, but most were probably regional.