With dancers galore decked out in traditional garb, the 36th annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow-Wow at the Queens County Farm Museum in Floral Park was a three-day extravaganza of Native American culture.
The weekend event drew large crowds to watch the dance and costume competitions. There were tables to purchase beaded work and Indian jewelry as well as dream catchers.
Participants in the drum circle chanted and took their job seriously accompanying the dancers. Among the dances performed were the Thunderbird hoop dance and a couple's group dance.
There were 40 tribes represented at the event including The Caribbean Taino and the Cherokee.
— Liz Rhoades