Special Treat! Bird Singing During San Manuel Pow Wow Grand Entry

Special Treat! Bird Singing During San Manuel Pow Wow Grand Entry

Over the weekend, the San Manuel Band of Serrano Mission Indians held their annual pow wow at California State University San Bernardino. This free event is an opportunity for everyone to enjoy the finest Native American singers, dancers, and drummers in North America and Canada.

As a special treat this year, Pow Wow Organizer Tommy Ramos arranged a performance of bird singing to lead in the eagle staff for the grand entry. In this video, by Albert Chacon with NativeImages Production, you can also hear Ramos give a speech about the existence of the Bird Culture in the local area.

Bird Singing Grand Entry, San Manuel Pow Wow 2015

Below is another video that Albert Chacon graciously shared with us:

In this video are the Elders I have worked & Sung with at this pow wow. Walter Holmes Jr. shares the Bird Dance history with us. Wally Antone arranged and Co produced this video through his leadership and Tribal coordination of the Bird Dance at San Manuel. Lala Andreas talks about her wishes for the Future of the Bird Singing and Bird Dance traditions.

San Manuel Pow Wow Bird Dance 2015

And here's more raw footage from the San Manuel Pow Wow. Hope you guys enjoy!


Raw Footage of Guy Trujillo, Pala Band of Mission IndiansSan Manuel Powwow Birds / Guy Trujillo (Uncut Footage)

Posted by Albert Chacon on Sunday, October 11, 2015

For more great videos please visit Albert Chacon’s YouTube channel!

Last Updated on October 25, 2022 by poeticresearch

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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