PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow


Sunday, July 13th, 2014
Issue 28, Volume 18.


PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A pow wow dancer smiles before dancing to the beating drum at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
A pow wow dancer smiles before dancing to the beating drum at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A young pow wow dancer smiles as she steps around the arena during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
A young pow wow dancer smiles as she steps around the arena during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - The Pechanga Pow Wow offers a glimpse into the rich Native American culture.
The Pechanga Pow Wow offers a glimpse into the rich Native American culture.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Sandra Hale of 'Hale's Indian Tacos' tends to the fryer where a piece of flattened dough turns into fry bread. Fry bread is a popular bread served at pow wows and other special Native American gatherings.
Sandra Hale of 'Hale's Indian Tacos' tends to the fryer where a piece of flattened dough turns into fry bread. Fry bread is a popular bread served at pow wows and other special Native American gatherings.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Eshter James of 'Hale's Indian Tacos' hand tosses dough before being separated into flat sections where it will become fry bread at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
Eshter James of 'Hale's Indian Tacos' hand tosses dough before being separated into flat sections where it will become fry bread at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Host Southern Drum, 'Big Medicine' create drum beats and sing traditional Native American songs for pow wow dancers to dance to.
Host Southern Drum, 'Big Medicine' create drum beats and sing traditional Native American songs for pow wow dancers to dance to.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Lots of preparation and care goes into the regalia pow wow dancers wear. A young pow wow dancer has his regalia tightened up before dancing in the arena during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
Lots of preparation and care goes into the regalia pow wow dancers wear. A young pow wow dancer has his regalia tightened up before dancing in the arena during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A young Native American woman dances in the 'fancy shawl' category during the Pechanga Pow Wow on sat. July 12, 2014.
A young Native American woman dances in the 'fancy shawl' category during the Pechanga Pow Wow on sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - The pow wow offers Native American people a chance to reconnect, dance, sing and honor the culture with native people of other tribes.
The pow wow offers Native American people a chance to reconnect, dance, sing and honor the culture with native people of other tribes.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A young Native American woman performs in the 'jingle dress' category at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
A young Native American woman performs in the 'jingle dress' category at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Pechanga Pow Wow MC, Tom Phillips of Kiowa-Muscogee Creek speaks of the meanings behind the many rich performances of song and dance at the pow wow.
Pechanga Pow Wow MC, Tom Phillips of Kiowa-Muscogee Creek speaks of the meanings behind the many rich performances of song and dance at the pow wow.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A pow wow dancer performs in the 'straight dance' category at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
A pow wow dancer performs in the 'straight dance' category at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A dancer performs during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
A dancer performs during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A young pow wow dancer stands near a judge after completing a dance at the Pechanga Pow Wow.
A young pow wow dancer stands near a judge after completing a dance at the Pechanga Pow Wow.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A hoop dancer performs at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014. Hoop dancing is a form of storytelling where many hoops are used by one dancer to create different symbolical shapes to tell a story.
A hoop dancer performs at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014. Hoop dancing is a form of storytelling where many hoops are used by one dancer to create different symbolical shapes to tell a story.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Su'kutt Morreo, 2, looks up to the older bird singers as they perform at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
Su'kutt Morreo, 2, looks up to the older bird singers as they perform at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Head Gourd dancer, Steve Bohay of the Kiowa tribe and the Golden State Gourd Society, leads the Gourd Dance at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014. Bohay participated in the first Pechanga Pow Wow in 1995 which took place just under the water tanks that stand southwest of Pechanga Resort and Casino.
Head Gourd dancer, Steve Bohay of the Kiowa tribe and the Golden State Gourd Society, leads the Gourd Dance at the Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014. Bohay participated in the first Pechanga Pow Wow in 1995 which took place just under the water tanks that stand southwest of Pechanga Resort and Casino.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Saginaw Grant, leads the Grand Entry with the Eagle Staff during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat, July 12, 2014.
Saginaw Grant, leads the Grand Entry with the Eagle Staff during the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat, July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - The pow wow offers a glimpse into the many different colors, textures, symbols, styles of Native American culture and the meanings behind them.
The pow wow offers a glimpse into the many different colors, textures, symbols, styles of Native American culture and the meanings behind them.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A pow wow dancer enters the arena during the Grand Entry at the Pechanga Pow Wow on sat. July 12, 2014.
A pow wow dancer enters the arena during the Grand Entry at the Pechanga Pow Wow on sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A young pow wow dancer enters the arena during the Grand Entry at the Pechanga Pow Wow.
A young pow wow dancer enters the arena during the Grand Entry at the Pechanga Pow Wow.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A pow wow dancer enters the arena during the Grand Entry. The pow wow's Grand Entry is a parade to the drum beat of all the dancers upon arriving at the arena. Lead by flags and honorary pow wow dignitaries, then grouped into gender, age and dance category until all the dancers fill the arena.
A pow wow dancer enters the arena during the Grand Entry. The pow wow's Grand Entry is a parade to the drum beat of all the dancers upon arriving at the arena. Lead by flags and honorary pow wow dignitaries, then grouped into gender, age and dance category until all the dancers fill the arena.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - Young pow wow dancers enter the arena during the Grand Entry at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
Young pow wow dancers enter the arena during the Grand Entry at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.

PHOTOS: Display of Native American cultures at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow - Shane Gibson photo. - A prayer is said following the Grand Entry at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.
A prayer is said following the Grand Entry at the 19th annual Pechanga Pow Wow on Sat. July 12, 2014.


 

2 comments

Comment Profile ImageROSIE
Comment #1 | Monday, Jul 14, 2014 at 8:19 am
absolutely beautiful!
Comment Profile Imagetupipi
Comment #2 | Wednesday, Jul 16, 2014 at 1:55 am
I love the powwow and man these picture are beautiful ^.^

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