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A young male warrior looks into the camera without fear at the Nottoway Indian Tribe of VA Pow Wow

14 Great Images of the Nottoway Indian Tribe of VA Pow Wow

Vincent Schilling
9/20/16

2016 marked the ninth annual pow wow for the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia in Surry County Virginia. The tribe first received state recognition in the Commonwealth of Virginia on February 26, 2010.

Over the weekend, dancers and vendors and appreciative onlookers came to Surry County in beautiful weather to enjoy the celebration and dance.

In addition to the festivities, the Nottoway Indian Tribe of Virginia Pow Wow also performed a drum song and honor dance in solidarity with the water protectors in North Dakota.

According to Chief Allston, “We as Native nations need to come together because it is not just the water of our Lakota brothers and sisters, it is the water around the world. We have pipelines coming through our area that are just as disruptive. So we need to be careful and take care of our earth – that is our charge as Native people – to protect the environment.”

Here are 14 images from the Nottoway Indian Tribe of VA Pow Wow:

A men’s traditional dancer - Photo: Vincent Schilling

Robert Narcomey (Seminole, Lakota) at the Nottoway pow wow - Photo: Vincent Schilling

Head dancer Louis Campbell (Lumbee) always wows the crowds - Photo: Vincent Schilling

A young ribbon shawl dancer at the pow wow - Photo: Vincent Schilling

Little Abby Morning Dove Pearson is happy with how much candy she has in her hands and pockets after the kids candy dance - Photo: Vincent Schilling

Watching over the sacred pow wow circle - Photo: Vincent Schilling

This energetic young male dancer was a crowd favorite - Photo: Vincent Schilling

Ladies using their fans to shield themselves from the warm sun - Photo: Vincent Schilling

A dance in honor of #NoDAPL solidarity - Photo: Vincent Schilling

A gathering of voices in the pow wow circle in honor of the North Dakota water protectors - Photo: Vincent Schilling

A gracious smile from a young dancer at the pow wow - Photo: Vincent SchillingChief Lynette Allston (center, seated) is proud of the male warriors in her tribe - Photo: Vincent Schilling

A young male warrior looks into the camera without fear - Photo: Vincent Schilling

 

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