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19 Portraits from the 61st Annual Chicago Pow Wow

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown October 15th, 2014 Last Updated on: October 15th, 2014

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Who says us Urban Natives can't throw down too? The 61st Annual Chicago Powwow was held this past September in the Busse Woods Forest Preserve in Elk Grove Village, IL. Photographer Clarissa Friday (Gee-Gway-Quah) was there to capture some beautiful portraits of the dancers in attendance.

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Clarissa is a member of the Forest County Potawatomi in Wisconsin and has been traveling to pow wows with her family for many years now. Her love of photography started out as a hobby, taking pictures of her children who dance in the pow wows. I think she should try and turn it into a full-time gig!

You can check out more of her work at Native Clarity Photography on Facebook.


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About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.



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Susana Manon

When is the next Pow Wow in the Chicago surrounding areas?

Paul G

Check our calendar – http://calendar.powwows.com

Drew Waepew-Awaehsaeh

WOW,truly AMAZING photography Clarissa!!! There’s certainly many picture-framed photos worth having here!!! Well-done!

Connie DONEHUE

Are you coming to Houston, Texas?

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