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    "Indians 202: Powwow."  Both have wonderful pictures.  The intricacy of the dance regalia, the skill and time and care given to them, is impressive.  All that beading!  Seeing the pictures, I keep remembering the sound of the drum.  It's been too long since I've heard Indian drumming.  (I believe the big drums beaten by four people at the same time are called council drums.  Is that correct?)

    It's distressing to read about the period when the white churches and governments were trying to wipe out Indian dancing and ceremonies (the whole culture, really).  I can only be glad they didn't succeed -- at least not completely.  Despite the losses, a lot endured and survived.  It's heartening to see young people at the powwows, taking pride in their heritage.

    --------------------- “These are troubling times. Corporation are treated like people. People are treated like things. …And if we ever needed to vote, we sure do need to vote now.” -- Rev. Dr. William J. Barber

    by Fiona West on Mon May 13, 2013 at 12:38:58 PM PDT

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