Here are some pictures from the grand entry parade for the Rosebud Powwow. This powpow was the biggest on the reservation this summer. Some things to note:
Notice the first picture is of the war veterans. Being a warrior tradition, veterans have the highest social standing in the community.
Smokey the Bear made an appearance due to the drought and range fires.
The one picture with the rug of Our Lady of Guadaloupe is interesting as a cultural phenomenon because Lakota tradition says that the pipe was given to the first Lakota by the White Buffalo Woman. A lot of Catholic Lakota associate that with Our Lady of Guadaloupe.
I apologize for having to make each picture its own post, but my blogsite is acting funking.