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Pierre, South Dakota, Pow Wow

Pow Wow | Pierre, South Dakota

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.

Pine Ridge Reservation South Dakota

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation | South Dakota

The Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota has some of the best sweeping landscapes in the upper Midwest. Many times while living in Rapid City, South Dakota, I traveled to Pine Ridge with my camera in hand. These photos here were taken with my Canon A2 camera using Kodak PORTRA 35mm film.

Spearfish, South Dakota Pow Wow

Pow Wow | Spearfish, South Dakota

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.