taos pow wow | in the buffalo pasture

sign introducing taos pow wow

The Annual Taos Pow Wow is an incredible celebration of culture and tradition which brings together people of all the nations on this Turtle Island.

Pueblo dancer in face paint and feathers

The Taos Pueblo Pow Wow actually takes place in the Buffalo Pasture – where the buffalo go for the weekend is anybody’s guess but I am sure they do not mind loaning their habitat to this exquisite display of Beauty!

Pueblo women in headdress

I was unable to go this year but photographer extraordinaire Bill Curry was there and has kindly shared these amazing shots, capturing the little details many miss.

womans headdress of feather

A single feather held by a beaded clip.

Womans braid and turquoise beads

The neck tag perhaps unnoticed in the sea of brilliant bead and quill work.

Pueblo traditional clothing

Three Dancers waiting their turn. The sun beginning to set.

Three pueblo women in jungle dresses

The feathers on a dancer’s headdress, lost in the moment of the dance.

Feathers from Headdress

The painted face of a member of a noble race.

Painted face of a pueblo dancer

A teepee against the early evening sky.

Taos Pueblo tipi

Summertime at the home of the Red Willow People.

All photographs by Bill Curry taken at the 2016 Taos Pow Wow



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