Saturday, April 30, 2016


Woyawas'te (Blessings). Have a great rest of your weekend. Hanhepi Was'ste (good night).

Hope your having a great weekend. Taking in the Gathering of Nations Powwow Live on Powwows.com. 

Thursday, April 28, 2016


Dance on little one. (via Lil N8V Cutiez)

I like it!

What they hide is the Truth. Humans have never been ready for the real Truth and the consequences of unveiling that truth could have devastating effects. But it's time.

Yep.

My bad. Apparently you can take it with you. Ha.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016


Magoosh/Lipan Apache Nation. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Have a great day everyone. (via Plainz Native Graphix)

Tuesday, April 26, 2016


Getting close. That time of year again when we look to the tree. Have a great night everyone.

Dance on little one. (via Lil N8V Cutiez)

My son (10), decided to be traditional with his hair about 3 1/2 years ago. Dad could use some of that. Ha. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Naiche, son of Cochise.

Apache Crown Dancer bringing in the Spirits to protect, help & guide the people.

Have a great day everyone. Pic is via Bing, Roosevelt National Park, N.D. 

Saturday, April 23, 2016


Dog Zen. 


Have a smile. Ha. 


Hihanni Was'te. Have a great day everyone. Pic is by one of my favorite Native Photographers Bert Crowfoot from the Alexis Powwow.

Friday, April 22, 2016


White Hawk, Oglala Nation, 1872. Honor, respect the ancestors.

Eagle Blessings. Have a great weekend everyone. 

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Sunday, April 17, 2016

The University Of Iowa
22nd Annual Powwow
Iowa City Iowa

The University of Iowa held it's 22nd powwow Saturday, April 16th at the Field House on campus in Iowa City, Iowa. I can't say 'annual' because it seems to go missing now and then--we all assume due to funding or organizational problems. As many of us know it takes a lot of time, money, coordination and organization to put together a successful powwow, but the U of I student powwow committee did a good job, once again, pulling it all together. My wife & I are always glad to see this powwow take place so that our son David can dance. There are not many places he is accepted or can participate because of his mixed blood status. We do understand traditions and culture, accepting the fact that his dancing will be limited and do what we can to encourage him to follow his Indigenous roots. 


(My son, David "Pine Nut" Zeck. Photo by Shauna Zeck)

MC Tyler Lasley, Meskwaki Nation, took the helm for this event and did a great job keeping things moving, along with Arena Director Jerod Pushetonequa, Meskwaki Nation, including the traditional 
powwow humor. 



Head Man Dancer Canku One Star, mens Fancy Dancer from the Lakota Nation kept the powwow goers and my camera, trying to focus as he flew around the arena.

Thanks again to the student Powwow committee, Head woman dancer Brennah Wahweotten, Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, Mayetta Kansas and host drum Haymaker, Meskwaki Nation.

As a veteran, thanks also for the honor of carrying in the American Flag at the first Grand Entry. Ashoge(thanks). Following are some of the photos I took. Pardon the clarity as my camera seemed to be malfunctioning. Hope to see you all this summer at the annual Meskwaki Nation Powwow in Tama Iowa. Hoka Hey! NOTE--Click on the First Pic to go to a larger view and a SLIDESHOW. All Photos by Bob Uhl.