Prom Time – Native Style!

Prom Time – Native Style!


It's that time of year again – school is winding down and the kids are starting to think about upcoming graduation ceremonies. But not before one of the most important teenager rites of passage, prom! Check out how these Iowa kids from Meskwaki High School incorporated their Native roots into their prom. Pow wow time!

And this photo comes to us from Kathleen Hughes, a Dodson School Educator and Photographer from Montana.

“One of our seniors and her aunt made her dress and jointly, though mostly her, beaded jewelry and additional decorations on her dress and her date's vest.”


And remember these gorgeous dresses we shared from Irene Begay? What girl wouldn't want to wear one of these beauties?




So tell us, how have you incorporated your heritage into your prom fashion?


Last Updated on September 6, 2016 by Paul G

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 readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

5 Comments on “Prom Time – Native Style!”

  • Avatar for Running Doe

    so very nice, and very pretty dresses, i love this wado for shaRING

  • Avatar for Tiki



    Proud of these kids!!

  • Avatar for Sam Johnson

    Sam Johnson


    This was the most amazing prom I have ever seen.These kids are fantastic and the ladies in their gorgeous gowns and the guys in their suits ,AMAZING,does not get any better than this

    • Avatar for Sonia Lopez

      Sonia Lopez


      That was a beautiful performance! Well done guys & gals! Keep representing your native roots,beliefs and heritage always…never forget who you are and where you come from!
      Much love n respect,
      Pima/Maricopa & 100% proud

  • Avatar for Pixie Morrison

    Pixie Morrison


    I think the powwow dance is so wonderful. They should be proud of that and their heritage. I hope all of them the best. Pixie

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