June 15, 2007

Photo history of powwows

Snapshots Of History Photos Highlight Powwow Exhibition At Pequot Museum
A new exhibit, “50 Years of Powwow," opens Sunday at the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, where visitors are introduced to the cultural meaning of powwows with photographs and pieces of clothing from powwows past.

“Native gatherings are important to native people," says Trudy Lamb Richmond, director of public programs at the museum. “To the visitor, powwows are the dancing and singing, the color and the music, and all the excitement. For natives, it's a time of renewal, of sharing, of seeing relatives and friends."

The American Indian Center of Chicago, in conjunction with the Field Museum in Chicago, has assembled 41 photographs in black and white and in color, to document the 50-year history of powwows in Chicago. The photographs will be on display through Sept. 9.

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