Regalia plays a large part in the arena as dancers work their way through the Powwow circuit. Men and women alike, young and old compete for points and money in Powwows across North America. The color, movement and energy in the Powwow arena is awesome, but the individuality of each person is often times reflected by their regalia.
I was fortunate enough to witness the Gathering Of Nations Powwow in Albuquerque, New Mexico while on assignment for the Southern Ute Drum Newspaper. Claiming the title of “Americas Largest Powwow” the Gathering of Nations is a sight to behold, bringing North America’s Tribes together in full regalia!
Selected photographs from Southern Ute Drum editorial coverage on Denver March and Gathering of Nations Powwow.