Dancing for My Tribe
Dancing for My Tribe—Potawatomi Tradition in the New Millennium - because photography is my dance. This is the visual story of the descendants of Potawatomi Indians preserving the traditional dress of their ancestors while making it relevant to contemporary life; dress interpreted by descendants who live in a world of sewing machines, duct tape, acrylics, sports teams, and service to our country.  Not a re-enactment of the past, this regalia is a unique representation of each person’s story. I watch for a heartfelt moment – sometimes conveyed in stillness, or by a suspended recognition of motion, and ranging to outright exuberant dance. My intention is create images so compelling that they become the record for our place on the timeline of Potawatomi history.  WE ARE STILL HERE!
Dancing for My Tribe
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Dancing for My Tribe

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