Author: Sings In The Timber

The Cowgirl Dance Special

According to Crow tribal historian and elder Sarge Old Horn, the Cowgirl dance started in Mandaree, N.D. around 2006 or 2007. It is an offshoot of a dance that was sponsored by Ronnie Smith in the 1960s. Old Horn said that Smith liked to dance and also rodeo, and he...

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The 25th Annual Indian Summer Winter Powwow

The 25th Annual Indian Summer Winter Powwow in Milwaukee, Wisc. is an urban, non-contest powwow that is held as a fundraiser for the Indian Summer Festival, also in Milwaukee. The powwow was held over two days in March. In addition to the powwow dancing there was also a few food...

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The Great Spirit made a Powwow Dancer

During the 2013 Super Bowl I saw a commercial made by Ram Trucks using a speech by Paul Harvey and still images of farmers. Seeing it gave me the desire to do something similar honoring Native Americans, specifically powwow dancers. I don't dance but many of my family and relatives...

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Supaman by Sings In The Timber

I love making photos at powwows! As a journalist I love documenting Native American life but as a photographer I want my work to stand out. So without getting too “arty” I try to shake up my photographic style when I hit a powwow. Most of the time I shoot...

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