November 8, 2008

The big Pow-Wow

John has a friend who works with him who is Native American and he goes to POW-WOW's and dances in all of the traditional Indian attire. They had a pow-wow here in Vegas that they invited us to. We decided to go and see Rich and his kids dance. It was really really cool. There were lots of dancers and Rich was explaining to us what all of the dances met and what all of the clothes meant. He was explaining the difference between Northern and Southern styles of dancing...etc. We had a really good time. Lucas had a lot of fun because John (Rich's son) was teaching him how to dance. It was really cute to see Lucas bouncing up and down to the beat of the drum.

This is Rich and John dancing in an exhibition dance for all the men. It was really fun to watch. Later in the evening Rich danced in a War dance with about 10 other men. It was really cool to see them all in their colorful clothing and with their bells and stuff dinging at the same time as the war drums. We really did have a great time.
This is Rich. He was kind enough to let us get a picture of him with Lucas and John. Lucas thought the bells around his legs were so cool but couldn't figure out how he made noise when he walked.

2 comments:

Brody and Ashley said...

How fun. We love Rendezvous and stuff like that!

Jill and Travis said...

That is so cool! We love the pictures. I would like to go to something like that someday! th picture I get in my head of Lucas dancing to the drums is so darn cute! Wish we could have seen it.