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Honoring the Past: Grand Entry and Powwow

Let’s continue with day two of this event. On this, the second day, there was to be a Powwow in the Adelsvereinshalle on Marktplatz, and two times a “Grand Entry. Because of the light conditions [bright sunshine outside but fairly dark under the roof] and because of the many spactators [I really don’t like to get in front of someone else and block their views, not even for a moment to take a picture], it was very difficult to get halfway decent shot, but still I’d like to present some pictures [some quite extensively edited] and videos here.

“Honoring the Past”: Großer Einzug und Powwow

Machen wir mal weiter mit dem zweiten Tag dieser Veranstaltung. An diesem, dem zweiten Tag, sollte ein Powwow stattfinden, und zwei Mal ein “großer Einzug”. Wegen der schwierigen Lichtbedingungen [draußen herrschte strahlender Sonnenschein, aber unter dem Dach der Adelsvereinshalle war es doch reichlich dunkel] und wegen der vielen Zuschauer [ich mag es wirklich nicht, mich – auch wenn es nur für eine kurze Aufnahme ist – anderen Leuten in die Sichtlinie zu stellen] war es ziemlich schwierig, halbwegs brauchbare Fotos zu bekommen, aber ich möchte dennoch einige [größtenteils stark nachbearbeitet] davon hier zeigen, und auch ein paar Videos.

But one important remark here: I tried to obtain permission to publish pictures and videos here, especially as it was a sacred ceremony, but I did not get any response. So I’m proceeding here anyway, but if anyone has any objections, please let me know. If I am asked, I will certainly delete any objectionable picture and/or video.

Aber eine wichtige Bemerkung vorneweg: I habe mich bemüht, für die Veröffentlichung hier eine Erlaubnis zu bekommen, insbesondere unter dem Aspekt, dass es sich hier um eine heilige Zeremonie handelt, habe aber darauf keine Antwort erhalten. Daher publiziere ich dies hier nun; aber sollte irgendjemand Einwände haben, so bitte ich, mich das wissen zu lassen. Wenn ich darum gebeten werde, so werde ich selbstverständlich jedes Foto und/oder Video, das auf Einwände stößt, entfernen.

Here’s two pictures of the Grand Entry:

Hier nun zwei Bilder vom “Großen Einzug”:

And now, again in the form of a gallery, pictures of the Powwow:

Und nun, einmal mehr in Form einer Galerie, Bilder vom Powwow:

As usual, a klick on anyone of the pictures opens a slide show and lets you also see the pictures in their original resolution.

Wie üblich öffnet ein Klick auf irgendeines der Bilder eine Diaschau und ermöglicht es auch, die Bilder in voller Auflösung anzusehen.

And now the videos. As usual, they have not been edited.

Und nun die Videos. Wie üblich, habe ich sie nicht bearbeitet.

 

12 responses to “Honoring the Past: Grand Entry and Powwow

  1. Es sind schöne Fotos die mir gefallen. Es tut meiner Seele gut, nach den schlimmen Bildern aus Hamburg.

    • Ja, es ist schon schlimm, mehr als schlimm, was in Hamburg passiert. Ich verfolge es auch von hier aus, und es ist deprimierend. Da tun solche Bilder und Videos wie hier schon gut. Da hast Du Recht.

  2. I thought the photos were terrific. Thanks for this piece of history.

  3. Great captures of the Powwow! The costume is fabulous.
    I enjoyed watching the videos, I think I saw an Eagle in one of the videos. It’s wonderful to listen to the drum playing!
    Thank you for giving us a chance to enjoy the celebration here. 🙂
    Have a nice Sunday, Pit!

    • Thanks, Amy! 🙂 You were right: they carried an Eagle around with them for the Grand Entry. Unfortunately I was in a very bad spot to catch that beautiful bird with the cameras. And I also wish I had been able to get closer to some of those colourful costumes. But we were asked not to come close as it was a sacred ceremony.
      Have a great Sunday, too,
      Pit

  4. Beautiful and oh-so colorful. Well done with the edits.

  5. The photos and videos are wonderful, as is your obvious respect for the people and the day’s activities.

    I know that there are certain times of the year when various pueblos in the southwest are closed to outsiders, and there are ceremonies that are not to be written about, even if someone has someone obtained knowledge of them.

    An acquaintance wrote once about such a ceremony on his blog, and it intrigued me. When I called the reservation to ask if it was possible to attend, the woman who’d answered the phone was aghast — she wanted to know how in the world I had even learned that such a ceremony took place. When I explained, she asked that I write nothing about it, and ask the original poster to take down what he had written. Customs aren’t just curiosities for outsiders — it’s something we don’t often enough think about.

    This is a great pair of posts — thanks!

    • Thanks for this appreciative comment. I really tried to not interfere with the ceremony in any way. I remember that one man had be be shown off the floor. I don’t like that disrespect to others. I would love to get some good/better pictures of those colourful costumes, though. Well, maybe next time or at a different powwow.

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