Current Location:
Zumberge Administration (JHZ) -> 1st Floor (JHZ)
Location Notes:
JHZ; 1st Floor; Suite 1090; Between Rm. 1118 and Rm. 1119

Traditional Dancer

Artwork
Identifier:
2009.121.39
Artist:
Brita V. Brookes
Medium:
Photograph
Date:
circa 2008
Description:
Photograph of a male traditional dancer at the Walpole, Ontario Pow Wow with sky as backdrop against his head dress
Historical Context:
Brita Brookes' Native American imagery comes directly from first hand experiences participating in Pow Wows of the Three Fires Confederacy area of Michigan and Ontario. The Three Fires Confederacy consists of Indian Nations who reside in the United States around the Great Lakes and Canada. Although not of Native American heritage herself, she has actively been involved in Native American communities across the country. The photos in this series reflect the qualities of light, dance, movement, texture, emotion, and energy of the Native American culture. The level of detail which is seen in the pow wow dancers regalia represents years of traditional knowledge being passed from generation to generation in the creation of these intricate and beautiful clothing and sacred objects.

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