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Vibrant powwow held at Mission San Luis Rey

 

Last updated 6/14/2007 at Noon



Echoing drums and haunting Indian chants filled the air as toddlers, seniors and all ages in between came to Mission San Luis Rey to celebrate their various cultures and spiritual persuasions with ceremonial dances and songs. The vibrant notes of the drums would rise to a crescendo, then flatten to a softer tone.

The outfits worn were traditional tribal garb complete with sacred feathers, rainbow-colored beads, bells and tooled leather. One dancer had twenty thousand beads on each shoe! Elaborate and intricate headpieces, some adorned with feathers and beads, were worn by participants.

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