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Dave Petersen Photography | profile | all galleries >> Galleries >> Native American Heritage Festival 2015 and 2017-Radford, Virginia tree view | thumbnails | slideshow

Native American Heritage Festival 2015 and 2017-Radford, Virginia

Each year Radford , Virginia hosts a Native American Festival in the spring. These images were taken on April 11, 2015 and April 8, 2017 at this event. The 2016 Festival was cancelled due to bad weather. These festivals are a celebration of the cultures of the first people and first nations in the Americas. It is so very important to keep their amazing heritage, culture and history alive. My images are intended to show my deepest respect for their wonderful and historic culture. These images in this gallery are not for sale since I did not attempt to get any releases. For me this was a passion to be there and honor their culture and not a money making endeavor. I hope those that participated in the events of these festivals will approve of what I have tried to capture.
Remembering The Aztec
Remembering The Aztec
Dignity And Pride
Dignity And Pride
Navajo Dancing
Navajo Dancing
A Traditional Dance
A Traditional Dance
Proudly Representing His Heritage
Proudly Representing His Heritage
Two Of The Festival's Participants Talking
Two Of The Festival's Participants Talking
Carrying Sacred Feathers
Carrying Sacred Feathers
Ceremonial Colors and Sacred Feathers
Ceremonial Colors and Sacred Feathers
 Of The Dinétah
Of The Dinétah
Honoring The Past With Hope For The Future
Honoring The Past With Hope For The Future
Finishing The Dance
Finishing The Dance
A Group Dance
A Group Dance
Taking Part In A Processional Of The Participants
Taking Part In A Processional Of The Participants
An Aztec Dance
An Aztec Dance
Displaying The Red, White And Blue
Displaying The Red, White And Blue
Traditional Fur And Leather
Traditional Fur And Leather
A Display Of Power
A Display Of Power
Fur, Leather And Beads
Fur, Leather And Beads
Great Concentration
Great Concentration
 Traditional Attire
Traditional Attire
Sacred Feather And Antler
Sacred Feather And Antler
The Wisdom Of Age
The Wisdom Of Age
Feathers In The Light
Feathers In The Light
Part Of The Procession
Part Of The Procession
Entrance Of The Nations For The 2017 Festival
Entrance Of The Nations For The 2017 Festival
A Spiritual Moment-Carrying A Sacred Feather
A Spiritual Moment-Carrying A Sacred Feather
 Passing On The Culture
Passing On The Culture
Ceremonial Dress Detail
Ceremonial Dress Detail
Ceremonial Dance
Ceremonial Dance