Conquest of Paradise.

Photograph © Jeremy Wade Shockley 2010.

Masked dancers re-enact the Conquest of Paradise, Spaniards brandishing weapons dance alongside of those adorned in the antlers of wild deer. The sing song music of the xylophone is rhythmic and playful, spectators gather on the steps of the church, vendors work the plaza. Heat deters only the faint.


The 36th Annual Denver March Powwow.

Photographs Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM

Coverage for the Southern Ute Drum Newspaper yielded a two page full color powwow spread in our recent issue. Visit the Southern Ute Drum online to view the rest of the photoessay. The Denver March Powwow is spectactular in both size and color, bringing in dancers from accross Indian Country each spring. Denver March is easily Colorado’s largest powwow gathering. These images of dancers were taken during the Grand Entry ceremonies.

Enjoy the photographs! -Jeremy

Photograph Jeremy Wade Shockley/SU DRUM