Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Fun at the Pow Wow

Dear Friends,

A merry day to you, dear ones! Your friendship means so much to us, and your kind and thoughtful comments. Thank you for coming by our home.

Would you like to come along with us as we travel to the Shoshone-Bannock Festival at the Fort Hall Reservation? Be sure to bring your own chairs, as it's mighty crowded this year! Be sure to bring lots of money, too, if you want to buy some beautiful handcrafted souvenirs!

We're grateful that our Indian friends try to keep alive their cultural heritage through pow wows around the country. Different tribes send contestants to dance in various categories, with a grand champion being announced from each category. They try to earn a little extra money by selling goods such as rattles, jewelry, turquoise, and even tribal t-shirts.

Here we see the young men's dance competition~

And here we wish we could buy everything they had!

This is our favorite sign~Heap funny!

We enjoy seeing the beautiful costumes on the contestants waiting their turns.

Don't you love the baseball cap on the young man in the middle? Boys will be boys!

Cousin Skye and Evangeline do a dance of their own.

Frankie isn't too sure about the loud drums and singing!

Whew! All that dancing wore us out, didn't it? We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did, though.

Have a blessed day.


"Laura looked and looked at the Indian children, and they looked at her. She had a naughty wish to be a little Indian girl." ~Laura Ingalls Wilder, "Little House on the Prairie"


  1. Looks like you had fun. The quote of Laura Ingalls just topped it off. This is the fun way to learn history.

  2. That looks like a fun place! We have one similar nearby that looks and feels just like Laura Ingalls town. Everyone is in costume and acts the part. Christmas and fall are the best times to visit, I think.

  3. I've always loved to read about the old Indian culture and way of life. What a great day out. Aah! Litle House on the Prairie. I watched the TV series then read all the books whilst I was pregnant with with my first child. There can have been no better preparation for parenthood than reading about the happy Ingalls homestead.

  4. Querida Marqueta,

    Que bien que pudistes tomar fotographias de los eventos. Aqui en el Norte, es prohibido tomarlas durante el Pow~wow!

    Los ninos se ven tan bien. Tu sombrero estaba perfecto para el dia tan soleado ;)

    Gracias por llevarnos contigo,

    con mucho carino,

    lady m

  5. What a fun family outing! I love the native costumes. I have always wanted a turquoise bracelet ~ someday, maybe!
    The Laura Ingalls quote makes me want to read the books all over again! Perhaps to the grandbabies!

  6. Looks like you had a simply
    marvelous time... and that quote
    by Laura Ingalls Wilder is
    SO lovely!! :)

    Many Blessings~ Miss Jen

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  8. dear mama,
    we had fun at the Pow wow,
    i like Laura to,

    love ~~tasha

  9. That looks like a wonderful time and so educational as well. It is so good for us to understand and know about other cultures and for our children as well. ~Thanks for sharing
    You just have the most beautiful family so blessed and so much fun to read about ~Blessings Heather

  10. aw what fun! I loved the mountian view in the back ground! ((we don't see that here in Florida!)) What memories for you and your children.

    *our cocoon hatched and we were blessed with a beautiful Monarch butterfly, come on over to see the pictures*

    Blessings in Christ,

  11. Dear Mama,
    I like the post!I had fun at the Pow Wow! I love you and I like you!

  12. That looked like a wonderful way to spend the day. Loved the sign!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

  13. I remember dear Laura Ingalls dreaming of this! : )
    Truly gorgeous costumes, what a wonderful day!
    I really like the last photo, so very sweet!

  14. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I love when I have the opportunity to see Indian cultures and watch how they share them.

    Your blog is a wonderful place to stop by. Thanks for sharing glimpses into your life.

  15. Dear Marqueta, I saw this post the other day but was on a break and could not comment. It looks like a wonderful time! Little Frankie -- oh that reminds me of my little John way back when. He was apprehensive about anything too loud or unfamiliar and would snuggle up to me. :)

    Happy Day!


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