We attend every year and this year's event was the best we've ever seen.
As you can see, we're just a bit skewed. We must be the villains in an old Batman episode.
Here is the Drum Circle, which is the focus of all the energy of the Pow Wow.
We brought along 3 of the grandkids, along with our daughter, Meghan. As you can see, they're having a fine time!
The dancing was very moving and powerful and we enjoyed it immensely.
I find it amusing when people I talk to complain about illegal immigrants and how we should protect our borders from foreigners. I like to remind them that it is we who invaded the borders of this country hundreds of years ago and then systematically slaughtered, imprisoned and otherwise subjugated the original natives of this land. They always shut up after that fact is pointed out to them. Even my family, who immigrated here in 1746 are not native to this land. Only these people seen at the Pow Wows around the nation can be considered true occupants of this country, and only of very select few of them are true, full-blooded Native Americans. Still though, I have great respect for them, their culture and their devotion to the old ways.
I wasn't able to get a picture of it, but during the Ladies Dance, a large hawk flew directly over the Drum Circle. It was an inspiring site. Amanda and I, as well as the daughter and grandchitlins had a great time.
Hopefully, by this time next week, I'll have completed my schooling for my new career and have already begun the planning for the next step, heading back to North Dakota where all the money is!!!
James C. Wallace II
Royal Liaison of Oz