Chicago's 50 Years of Powwow's, Illinois (Images of America Series)
Book: Chicago's 50 Years of Powwow's, Illinois (Images of America Series) , by Staff of American Indian Center of Chicago, ISBN10: 0738533033, ISBN13: 9780738533032, Arcadia Publishing SC, September 2004, Paperback
The American Indian Center of Chicago was founded in 1953 and has remained the principal cultural resource for American Indians in Chicago. This book is a visual celebration of their community and culture.
Since 1953, the American Indian Center of Chicago has hosted an annual powwow. The powwow is the centerpiece of contemporary Indian culture. It is how Native Americans celebrate traditional values and share their culture with a wider audience. The powwow is a place to make and rekindle friendships. It offers an opportunity to reaffirm traditional values and a chance to reconnect with family, friends, and the greater community. It is a celebration of artistic and cultural traditions, and a way of transmitting those traditions to a younger generation. Through an extensive collection of representative images, Chicago's 50 Years of Powwows chronicles the exciting history and traditions of the powwow.
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