Alexis has been sick for the last few days so I am a little behind on this blog post. On Saturday, we went to an Indian Pow Wow at the Shakamak State Park. We were so excited about learning a little about the Native American Culture.
Mostly, the Pow Wow was just us watching different Indian dances. Alexis and I did get to join in on a social dance and that was fun. The photo above shows a potato dance. The two dancers are holding a potato between their foreheads. This is a dance for couples and if you drop your potato then you must remove yourself from the arena. Two couples tied for the winner, the prize was a bag of potatoes.
This is an Indian teepee, that someone was camping in.
This was Alexis's favorite Indian regalia. I think she liked the colors and the bells attached to the skirt.
We bought some souvenirs for Alexis, a dream catcher, Indian money, a wooden top, a small charm and a mood ring . We had fun but we were all disappointed in the pow wow. There were few participants and we did not come away feeling like we were more informed of the Native American culture. There was another Native American event that took place near us at Angel Mounds. This event may have suited us better, maybe we will try it next year.
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