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ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO, courtesy of FOX NEWS:
Tens of thousands of people gatherer every year in New Mexico for what organizers bill as the largest powwow in North America.
Native American and indigenous dancers from around the world gather at the spectacular annual event in Albuquerque.
It’s a colorful procession of Native American and indigenous dancers from around the world moving to the beat of traditional drums as they fill the arena.
The dancers slowly spiral their way, one by one, toward the center of the venue, making for a spectacular display.
This annual event started in 1983 and became a massive celebration with indigenous people showcasing their cultures through dancing and singing competitions.
Spectators get a chance to see the competitors’ feathered bustles, buckskin dresses, fancy shawls, and beaded head and hair pieces. Many of the dancers’ elaborate outfits are detailed with hand-stitched designs.
WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO CLIP FROM 2016: (courtesy of powwow.com)
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