The 16th Annual Stone Mountain Indian Festival and Pow Wow was held in Georgia on Nov 3-6, 2016. ICTMN photographer Amy Morris was there to capture the spectacular colors of the Fall event.
The largest Native American festival in Georgia features authentic Native American artisans, primitive skills/encampments, a bird of prey show, and demonstrations of cultural traditions.
A vibrant pow wow hosting a dance and drum competition with over 100 participants from all over the US and Central America is held during the last two days of the festival. This year’s pow wow was not silent about the urgent situation with the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. Prayers were offered and plans were made for upcoming rallies and demonstrations to support #NoDAPL efforts.
Some highlights of this years event were flute music by Nammy Award winning Ryan LittleEagle (Lakota/Apache) awarded for Debut Artist of the Year in 2013, a highly entertaining show put on by primitive ways educator Jim Sawgrass (Muscogee Creek), the Javier Alfaro Family Aztec dancers and of course Indian Tacos!
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