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, craft workers and historians will study these pages with a magnifying glass to learn more details about the American continent’s pow-wow life.