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.