25 Snapshots from the Stillwater Pow Wow

25 Snapshots from the Stillwater Pow Wow

The Redding Rancheria's Stillwater Pow Wow was recently held September 30th – October 2nd at the Shasta District Fair Grounds in Anderson, California. Events on both days kicked off with a grand entry at noon. Dancers from various tribes competed for a share of more than $15,000 in prizes.

Besides dancing, the pow wow also included a hand game tournament and a drum contest.

Host Drum for the event was Blackstone Singer from Alberta, Canada with Guest Drum Sharpshooter from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Head woman was Leah Villa (Grand Ronde/Paiute) and Head man was Chad Browneagle (Spokane). The MCs for the pow wow included Carlos Calica and Jack Potter Jr.

Photographer Paula Schultz attended the pow wow and brought back some great images to share with us. Please enjoy below!

Gorgeous photos Paula, thank you for sharing! You can check out more great photos over at her gallery – https://paulasphotoart.smugmug.com/.

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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