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🎄🌟Christmas Celebrations Native-Style!♥️🎄🌟

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN

“Celebrations, memorials, and gatherings during the winter holiday seaso.” D. Zotigh, NMAI

“Native communities host traditional tribal dances, round dances, and powwows on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Among the Pueblo Indians of the Southwest special dances take place, such as buffalo, eagle, antelope, turtle, and harvest dances. The Eight Northern Pueblos of New Mexico perform Los Matachines—a special dance-drama mixing North African Moorish, Spanish, and Pueblo cultures—which takes place on Christmas Eve, along with a pine-torch procession.By Dennis Zotigh, December 23rd, 2021

 

A UNIQUE NATIVE MEMORIAL🎄

Chad Toehay (Kiowa, Osage, Comanche and Sac & Fox) is remembered by his sister Chay on a memorial ornament that is prominently displayed on her family Christmas tree. Photo used with permission from Chay Toehay-Tartsah.

A GREAT NATIVE SANTA!♥️🎄A Chickasaw Santa prepares to welcome visitors to the First Americans Museum, in Oklahoma City with a hearty, “A’HO HO HO!” Photo used with permission from Amy Bergseth and Brad “Ace” Greenwood.

 

Luminarias @ Jemez Pueblo Mission

 

Native American Dances of Pojoaque Pueblo are beautiful and spiritual to watch. They are ceremonial in nature expressing ancient traditions and connections to the earth.

WISHING EVERYONE A SAFE AND HAPPY HOLIDAY~TALKING-FEATHER STAFF ♥️🌟