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Reader Photos: New York City's Oldest and Largest Pow Wow

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Here at Indian Country Today Media Network, we’re always thrilled to showcase incredible photography, which has the spirit behind our ongoing pow wow portrait series. Shot by professional photographer Diego James Robles, this series has been wowing visitors to our site and readers of our print magazine for months.

In addition to soliciting professional portraits and other stunning photographer from the professional world, we’re also open, and eager, to receiving photos from our readers, be they amateur photos or photos taken at their events by their own photographers.


Which brings us to today's beautiful photo gallery. New York City 's oldest and largest pow wow, the annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow is three days of intertribal American Indian dance competitions in the spectacular apple orchard on the 315-year old farm. More than 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event ever year, along with aselection of quality American Indian art, crafts, jewelry and food.

The Queens County Farm Museum, which dates back to 1697, sent us this glorious photos. The Queens County Farm Museum occupies New York City's largest remaining tract of undisturbed farmland, and is the only working historical farm in the city. The 47-acre parcel is the longest continuously farmed site in New York State, and is owned by the New York City Department of Parks, operated by the Colonial Farmhouse Restoration Society of Bellerose, Inc. and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.

This year marks the 34th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow, and begins on Friday, July 27 and goes until Sunday, July 29. It's open to the public and a wonderful, must-do event if you're in the area.

For more information on the location of the farm, click here.