My family used to live in a house right across from the powwow
field in Lake Andes.
Watching dancers at Spokane, Washington's annual Smoqueshin Days powwow
, Ella pointed out an older dancer carrying a staff ornamented with an eagle's head.
His photos captured events at the Lookingglass Days Powwow
in Kamiah, Idaho.
, the focus of the current study, are not indigenous to southwestern Ontario, yet they are now firmly established celebrations in most Native communities in this region; in many ways powwows
could be considered an "invented tradition." Indeed, when examining powwow
practices, meanings and teachings, it is important to recognize that although many similarities exist between powwows
throughout North America, it is necessary that "they be understood in local contexts and as products of local histories" (Fowler 2005: 68).
One other story I recall was listening to an Elder from Sandy Bay during a powwow
we both were attending in Ebb & Flow Ojibway First Nation.
Approximately 50 drummers and 450 dancers travelled to the powwow
from all over Canada and the United States.
For example, entering the word "powwow
" in the search box provides links to powwows
held in locations across the United States.
Recording Culture: Powwow
Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry on the Northern Plains.
held yearly in our midst are clearly not members-only experiences.
Scales's Recording Culture: Powwow
Music and the Aboriginal Recording Industry on the Northern Plains is an ambitious book on an important and all-too-often underrepresented topic pertaining to the musicking of American Indians: the struggle over the control of representation via mechanically reproducible recordings.
Pour l'auteur, la naissance de ces labels coincide avec l'apparition des grands powwows
de competition, subventionnes par des casinos implantes dans des reserves amerindiennes.
Drawing on field research at powwows
primarily in the region of southern Ontario, this essay examines gender role divisions and modes of participation at contemporary powwows
to illustrate the different experiences and roles that women and men have at these public events, differences that may be considered complementary and that characterize much of the discourse about "traditional" gender relations, roles, and expectations in First Nations cultures.