Miami Indian Powwow (1998)

The powwow has become one of the most recognizable forms of Native American celebration today, and occurs in virtually every state in the U.S. But despite the many similarities among these powwows, the Miami powwow is a unique event, one tied to their tribal identity as Miami as well as their intertribal identity as Native Americans. Particular attention is paid to how personal, social, cultural, political, and ethnic identities are negotiated through regalia, religious practice, music, and dance.  Part 3 of the Indiana Folklife series takes viewers to an intertribal powwow hosted by the Miami Indians in Columbia City, Indiana. The powwow has become one of the most recognizable forms of Native American celebration today, and occurs in virtually every state in the U.S. But despite the many similarities among these powwows, the Miami powwow is a unique event, one tied to their tribal identity as Miami as well as their intertribal identity as Native Americans. Particular attention is paid to how personal, social, cultural, political, and ethnic identities are negotiated through regalia, religious practice, music, and dance.   

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Licensing

For licensing, film rights and permissions, contact Tom Mould, Brooke Barnett, the distributor , or Folkstreams.

Film Details

  • Film by: Tom Mould, Brooke Barnett
  • Produced by: Brooke Barnett and Tom Mould; Executive Producer: Nan Callaway, WTIU.
  • Cinematographer: Tom Mould
  • Sound: Tom Mould
  • Editor: Steve White, Tom Mould, and Brooke Barnett
  • Other Credits: Graphics: Scott Carmichael
  • Original Format: Betacam SP
  • ©WTIU TV, 1998
  • 26 mins, Color
  • Categories:
    DanceNative American Cultures