North American tribes from coast to coast are celebrating their continuing native heritage with frequent pow-wows, where the people gather for camping, singing, feasting, and dancing. Crowds come from near and far, often from around the world, some wearing family heirloom costumes, while others dress in the latest native and non-native fashions.
This book is filled with photographs showing pow-wows and dance costumes over the past 100 years, accompanied by written histories and first-hand accounts. Numerous pen and ink drawings illustrate many of the items worn with pow-wow costumes, including information on how they are made. Dancers, craftworkers, and historians will study these pages with a magnifying glass to learn more details about the American continent’s pow-wow life.
Adolf Hungry Wolf has written over 50 books about native cultures, outdoor living, travel, western and railroad history. He has studied native ways since arriving as a boy from Europe and has been a pow-wow dancer for more than 30 yers. He lives in the mountains of British Columbia with his wife Beverly.
Okan Hungry Wolf is an enrolled member of the Blood Tribe, having grown up in the traditional culture of his mother’s Blackfoot people, which includes a lot of pow-wow dancing. He is a self-taught artist, raised and homeschooled in the wilderness along with brothers Wolf and Iniskim, and sister Star. He is currently studying Native Sciences at the University of British Columbia.