The Celebrations of Traditions Pow Wow, part of the 2017 Fiesta San Antonio events, was held in a community center a bus ride away from the city center. I was interested to see how this pow wow differed from the ones I had attended in Seattle. There was more representation from the southwestern tribes here. It was a small venue, and the participants were generous in giving permissions for my photos. I loved seeing their colorful and varied regalia. Pow wows always demonstrate, for me, the importance of passing along cultural traditions, and you can see that in the families here.
I took most of these portraits before the official start of the pow wow when the participants were getting ready. We stayed for a gourd dance and for the Grand Entry.