PBP pow wow's grand entry very impressive, as always
Traveling home from the Prairie Band Potawatomi 2018 Pow Wow recently, driving past the buffalo herd visible along 150th Road on the reservation, I made plans to send photos and video from the pow wow activities that I had just attended to friends and relatives.
That’s not something I normally do after a newspaper-related assignment, but that’s how impressed I was with the pow wow grand entry ceremony that evening featuring drum music by the Northern Cree group from Canada and the spectactularly-colorful regalia of all the dance contest participants in all age groups.
Like a lot of things in our daily lives, we sometimes take the our close proximity and close relationship with the PBP Nation for granted.
Events like the pow wow, however, remind us for fortunate we are in northeast Kansas to be able to observe, share and participate in the proud culture of the PBP, Sac & Fox and Kickapoo Nations at events like the pow wows.
Prior to the grand entry ceremony, I photographed some of the dancers getting ready. In many cases, grandparents were helping their grandchildren put on their dance costumes.
Rarely have I seen more brightly-colored costumes than I saw at Saturday evening’s grand entry. Congratulations to all those responsible for the success of this year’s PBP pow wow.