Welcome to the PowWows.com Holiday Gift Guide!
Below are some of our favorite products that we think would be a great gift for Pow Wow’ers. We tried to come up with some unique and useful gifts. Send us your ideas!
Recording Culture: Powwow Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry on the Northern Plains
Recording is central to the musical lives of contemporary powwow singers yet, until now, their aesthetic practices when recording have been virtually ignored in the study of Native American expressive cultures. Recording Culture is an exploration of the Aboriginal music industry and the powwow social world that supports it. For twelve years, Christopher A. Scales attended powwows—large intertribal gatherings of Native American singer-drummers, dancers, and spectators—across the northern Plains. For part of that time, he worked as a sound engineer for Arbor Records, a large Aboriginal music label based in Winnipeg, Canada. Drawing on his ethnographic research at powwow grounds and in recording studios, Scales examines the ways that powwow drum groups have utilized recording technology in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries, the unique aesthetic principles of recorded powwow music, and the relationships between drum groups and the Native music labels and recording studios.
Recording Culture – $24.95
Pow Wow Sports Wagon
You’ve got chairs, a small cooler or other container for food and drinks; fan and feather cases; bags or containers of outfits; blankets; purses or backpacks with all the other essentials like phones, iPads, cameras, etc. Use this great wagon to haul it all! And it folds up to fit in your trunk. Read our review here.
Mac Sports Folding Green – $89.99
Midnite Express 3 CD Bundle
Download a 3 CD bundle of Midnite Express songs!
Band of Brothers, Chasing the Sun, and Remembering Our Brothers
Chris Roberts Youth Pow Wow Calendar
Each year children and teens dance at powwows around the country, following in the footsteps of their ancestors. These young people continue the rich traditions of America’s native peoples by participating in intertribal dancing and singing that have always been a part of powwows. In his new calendar entitled POWWOW Youth photographer Chris Roberts captures the energy and grace of the next generation of powwow dancers.
Don’t depend on the water boy bringing you a drink! Cary your own water easily.
CamelBak Gambler Satay – $82.50
Never miss a recording of your favorite drum again! Get your camera above the crowd with a monopod!
Manfrotto Monopod – $24.89
Scott Kelby Digital Photography Book
My favorite photography book! This isn’t a regular photography book. No technical discussion of f stops, inverse square laws etc! Kelby gives you quick and easy to follow tips on each page! This will drastically improve your photography!
TomTom iPhone App for US and Canada
I use this on every road trip! After getting lost in Milwaukee on the way to Hunting Moon, I downloaded this app. Better than a standard GPS because you don’t have to buy annual map updates! Never get lost again! And the it is always in your pocket, don’t worry about remember to pack the GPS.