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Wisconsin Powwow /
Naamikaaged: Dancer for the People

This two-video set shows how powwows incorporate historical traditions and modern innovations. The first video is a general treatment of the powwow as it is held by Ojibwe people in northern Wisconsin. The second follows a young Ojibwe, Richard LaFernier, as he dresses and paints himself for a powwow, honors his ancestors, and sings at powwows in northern Wisconsin. A 40-page accompanying booklet includes historical background, transcription of soundtrack, classroom questions, and suggestions for further reading and listening.

$34.95
Published 1996. Grades 6-12. Catalog # SF48004

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