Sunday, September 11, 2011

Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow

Today was a bit of a rainy day at the beach, so I culled through the images I made yesterday at the Pow Wow, and processed a few more using SnapArt 3. I loved the colors of the regalia, many of the garments were made by hand by a family member. It is my understanding that the garments reflect the individuality of the maker or the individual who wears them.

One of the ceremonies I witnessed yesterday was an honor ceremony for an elder who had passed away leaving a widow behind and family members. They escorted the widow into the circle and all the member of the tribe who wanted to proceeded to pass by her and her family as they stood or sat in the circle, as each participant honored the passed. It was a beautiful tradition.

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