Ribbon Dance - Muscogee Creek
Ribbon Dance - Muscogee Creek

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Cherokee History Lesson-On the trail
Cherokee History Lesson-On the trail

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Headstart Graduate
Headstart Graduate

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Bus rider
Bus rider

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Boyhood Separation
Boyhood Separation

This young 8 year old Native boy felt it was time to cut his braid. His hair had been keep long so he would have his birth hair until his placement into his tribes dance society. This poignet moment is a metaphor for many cultural separations native people endure. 

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The Little Drum Calls
The Little Drum Calls

Water beads dance on the water drum as a drummer accompanies the singer. This water drum is used in Native American Church prayer meetings. 

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Osage Elder
Osage Elder

Harry Red Eagle Jr. 1920-2011, was the  2011 Elder Honoree at the Kihekah Steh Powwow in Skiatook, OK. 

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Osage girl wearing hand Blanket
Osage girl wearing hand Blanket

Welana Fields wears a traditional Osage "hand blanket." 

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"I'll Fly Away"
"I'll Fly Away"

​Cherokee relatives sing during a visit.

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Santa Fe Marketer
Santa Fe Marketer

​Jenelle, Kickapoo-Pawnee, takes a break during Santa Fe's art market.

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Water - Ama′
Water - Ama′

A Series; 1 of 3

“When the water is gone…”

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Thirst - O-ta-de-gi-s-gi
Thirst - O-ta-de-gi-s-gi

A Series; 2of 3

“When the water is gone…”

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Life - V-le-ni-do hv′
Life - V-le-ni-do hv′

A Series; 3 of 3

“When the water is gone…”

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Ribbon Dance - Muscogee Creek
Cherokee History Lesson-On the trail
Headstart Graduate
Bus rider
Boyhood Separation
The Little Drum Calls
Osage Elder
Osage girl wearing hand Blanket
"I'll Fly Away"
Santa Fe Marketer
Water - Ama′
Thirst - O-ta-de-gi-s-gi
Life - V-le-ni-do hv′
Ribbon Dance - Muscogee Creek

copyright Tom Fields​

Cherokee History Lesson-On the trail

​copyright Tom Fields

Headstart Graduate

copyright Tom Fields    

Bus rider

copyright Tom Fields    

Boyhood Separation

This young 8 year old Native boy felt it was time to cut his braid. His hair had been keep long so he would have his birth hair until his placement into his tribes dance society. This poignet moment is a metaphor for many cultural separations native people endure. 

copyright Tom Fields​

The Little Drum Calls

Water beads dance on the water drum as a drummer accompanies the singer. This water drum is used in Native American Church prayer meetings. 

copyright Tom Fields

Osage Elder

Harry Red Eagle Jr. 1920-2011, was the  2011 Elder Honoree at the Kihekah Steh Powwow in Skiatook, OK. 

copyright Tom Fields​

Osage girl wearing hand Blanket

Welana Fields wears a traditional Osage "hand blanket." 

Copyright Tom Fields

"I'll Fly Away"

​Cherokee relatives sing during a visit.

copyright Tom Fields​

Santa Fe Marketer

​Jenelle, Kickapoo-Pawnee, takes a break during Santa Fe's art market.

copyright Tom Fields​

Water - Ama′

A Series; 1 of 3

“When the water is gone…”

copyright Tom Fields​

Thirst - O-ta-de-gi-s-gi

A Series; 2of 3

“When the water is gone…”

copyright Tom Fields​

Life - V-le-ni-do hv′

A Series; 3 of 3

“When the water is gone…”

copyright Tom Fields​

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