Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Acorn Festival

ON Sunday afternoon we went to the Acorn Festival for the Tuolumne band of the MI-Wuk Indians on their reservation. Which is 2 miles from my home. It is the first time we have gone in the 8 years that we have lived there.

The Boys are banging on drums made with animal skin stretched across wooden bases. The sounds are very rich and deep. No two drums sound alike. They were very cool but I resisted bringing any home. If I did DH would have my hide.

There were local artisans making goods and jewelry. How beautiful. I always think I would love to make stuff like that but then I would have to sell.That would mean sitting in the hot sun and traveling every weekend. No Thanks!

I had to stop these dancers and get their picture. Their costumes are beautiful. I learned that they make mistakes in their bead work on purpose because they are not perfect. Hmmm sounds like a humility block.

I have heard a lot about Indian Tacos. We had to try one. It is a piece of fried dough(yummm) with beans, ground beef, lettuce, cheese, tomatoes and salsa. Eric ate most of it. I know he will be coming every year, if for no other reason than to get an Indian Taco.

Lyndsy is my Chiropractic Assistant at work. She brought her boys 6 and 8. We were all amazed by the kids dancing.

These first two are boys doing a native hunting dance. They were very focused.
These are girls swirling their capes. I missed the significance of this dance but it was beautiful.

1 comment:

Dionne said...

Wow! It looks like a lot of fun. We love going to these kinds of festivals!