Wednesday, September 18, 2013

a girl's day at the pow wow

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Jason was off to the U of I game last Saturday with my family (cuz really what is a 9 month prego going to do at an all day football tailgating event). And since I have a parenting philosophy that believes that all day inside on a Saturday makes the girls crazy and Mama irritated we decided to check out a Pow Wow that was not to far from Chicago.  It was a beautiful day and turned out to be a great experience. 
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They were absolutely enthralled by the dancing.
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Both girls told me they wanted to be Native American but after a brief explanation of the hardships and persecution of Native peoples they agreed maybe not so much.  Yep, my girls have a history teacher Mama, it is just their lot in life.
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Anni was eager to spend her last 4 dollars and poured over every table (she finally settled on some hoop earrings in case the suspense was killing you)
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We ate fry bread, listened to some Native people share their perspectives, watched some amazing dancing,  oh'ed and ah'ed over the clothing, toured ti-pis, shopped and let our fingers run across beautiful bead work, and took in a new experience.  A great day with my girls.  
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1 comments:

Bibi Ronnie said...

These pictures are incredible , honey. What colors. You are very talented. And to think you got those with two 1/2 kids in tow.