Saturday, February 28, 2009

Grand Entry

129th Birthday Pow Wow
February 28, 2009
Chemawa Indian School
3700 Chemawa Rd. N
Salem, OR 97305

The Chemawa Indian School, at 129 years, is the oldest continuously operating boarding school in the United States. The school dates back to the 1870's when the U. S. Government authorized a school to help integrate Native American children in the Northwest into the general population. It now serves as a high school for Native American students reaching as far as Alaska.


cieldequimper said...

Oh wow! That's a fantastic shot! Very striking! I would have loved to be there.

JM said...

Fantastic colours! It's the 1st time I see a native american hat with such a cylindrical shape.

JM said...

Sorry, I meant conic shape...

Julie said...

this is a great photo. Such dignity in their faces and color in the clothing

Marie-Noyale said...

No young people in costumes??
Nice colorfull costumes so much work in all of them!