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.