Native American Nez Perce Dancer
Paris Leighton-Greene, Nez Perce Nation, a competitive dancer in the Northern Contemporary Traditional style, is pictured here participating in Sycuan's 11th Annual Powwow and Traditional Gathering on the Sycuan Indian Reservation, September 9, 2000.
These Kumeyaay traditional gatherings, the powwows, attract Native Americans from many different nations from across North America, to participate and celebrate their cultures in their traditional, ageless ways.
Paris designs and handcrafts all his own pow-wow regalia, including the Modern Contemporary Style regalia he is wearing in this photograph, and his authentic Nez Perce face paint.
This image was used for the 2001 Sycuan pow-wow poster and magazine cover.
Event: Arlene Galvan
|Nez Percé Chief Joseph said on October 5, 1877 when he ended the Nez Perce War of 1877:
No Nez Percé Native American, who was involved in the Nez Perce War of 1812, was ever allowed to return to his or her beautiful ancestral homelands in the majestic Wallowa Valley, Oregon.
Click HERE pbs.org for more information Chief Joseph, the Wallowa Valley, Nez Percé War of 1877.
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