Photos The 17th Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Powwow

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The Annual Brown University Spring Thaw Powwow has been an annual event since 2002. Now in its 17th year, it is hosted by the Brown Native American Heritage Series and the student group Native Americans at Brown (NAB). Powwow dancers from across New England gather on what was once the….

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The Cowgirl Dance Special

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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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Heading To Crow Fair – Sings In The Timber’s Powwow Photography Gear

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This is the gear I’ll be using during Crow Fair, minus the iPhone 6 I used to snap this pic. I use my phone a lot to make photos, as well as for posting in real time and live streaming. It’s also missing my spare batteries, my laptop, mic windscreens,….

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The 25th Annual Indian Summer Winter Powwow

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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

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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

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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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