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"Life doesn't have to be perfect to be wonderful."
- Unknown

"That which does not kill you, makes you stronger."
- Handed down through the ages.

"Life's tough. It's even tougher when you're stupid."
- John Wayne

Pow Wow

Way back in August, we attended the annual pow wow on the reservation (where Tom works). I'm guessing that many of you don't have the option of seeing the splendor of these very often, so I thought I'd post some pictures.

Here is an elder during the Grandmothers' Entrance Dance.

Then, a little girl in her jingle dress.

I always wanted one of these when I was small! They sound so cool . . . but the only problem is that you can't sit down once you're in it or you will flatten the thin, aluminum jingles! At the pow wow I saw many girls and young women carefully heft the dress up around their waists (revealing shorts underneath) so that they could sit and rest between dances.

1 comment:

  1. So! According to Pierre, Thanksgiving in Canada is about celebrating the harvest. In modern times, this is extended to thankfulness for good fortune in general terms. So, it's not so different from the overall feeling of US Thanksgivings, despite the differences in how the countries were invaded (editorial comment by wife!).


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