The Pow Wow in Pierre South Dakota was my first ever Pow Wow. It was very fascinating to me. I spent all day and into the evening hours photographing the members of the Lakota tribe dancing, singing and drumming in their Native American regalia. I chose to process the photos in black and white because I wanted to capture the essence of their Native Pride and passion.
The Spearfish Pow Wow in South Dakota was held in the early spring. The Lakota Sioux tribe put on their best regalia and danced to ancient songs of their ancestors. I was there in awe with my camera. The event was held indoors in a high school gym and was a great relief from the long Winter in the Black Hills. I processed the photos in color to feature the beautiful regalia. Some of these photos were published in a nation Native American magazine.