Saturday, September 18, 2010

Hello, Hiawatha!!!

So. I have a confession.

I had a terrible crush on Hiawatha back in the day.
I had a Hiawatha book,
and knew this little chant about him.

So, of course, I did some light study in Native American Culture!

When I found out there was a Powwow in town,
I had to go. And Colton was even visiting!
Here's a few sweet pics...

The Silversmith. Colton bought me a lovely ring, and her husband polished it up to a gleaming shine, like her smile!

The Wolves. I'm not sure how I feel about this ethically speaking, but it was still pretty cool to see them up close.

This photo is all about the kid on the right. He was sitting on the haystack next to Colton and I, and said that he was a really good dancer, and could do indian-style dancing, as well as rap dancing on the floor. When the drums started, he just hopped right in there!

Maybe my favorite.

I think I would sortof love dressing up in this garb.

Hair wrapping!!! When I was about twelve, I bought one of those little gizmos that's supposed to make hair wraps, but it never really worked. Ps, check out the bokeh on this one! Gorgeous.

Reportedly, her dog can dance with the best of them.

So fierce :)
I love this guy! What a weird combination of Hippie and Native American. You should have seen their van.

And his wife. They have a facebook page for their crafts, apparently... If I find it, I'll be sure to post a link.

A Gem of a Family.



  1. I love this ... who knew there was a POW-WOW in Dayton?!?
    (i think all these festivals/races/pow-wows are a sweet ploy made by the Daytonians? Daytonites? to fill their time up because there is nothing. else. to. do. there...)

  2. That's not true.
    Karaoke at Bimbo's, the Crystal Springs bowling alley, 24-hr walmart, AND dumpster diving.

  3. Cool! I heard them playing drums down there.

    Back home on the Susquehanna River there is a river boat called the Hiawatha. I don't remember much about it, but we went on it once when I was little.