California's Native Americans suffered many hardships, prejudices, and murder from the westward migrating Europeans and U.S. citizens. Today their numbers are only a fraction of what they were before the Gold Rush of 1849.
In this view, are the Red Hill Dancers performing at the Old Sacramento Gold Rush Festival.
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ACL1978 (6503) 2012-09-16 14:15
Great capture of this festival, Ray - we had a similar one out here a while back, though on a smaller scale, I'd imagine (my shot of it is here). You've captured some wonderful costumes and fantastic dance in this frame, and I like the arc in which you've placed them - colorful and appealing.
Wahclellaspirit (3905) 2012-09-16 14:28
I like the image with all the movement of their dance. As it appears, they are still at war, as they should be against the U.S. Government, as we may be shortly if they do not pick up the pieces of our lives they so elected to drop...
marabu61 (5879) 2012-09-16 14:33
It is good to see that the native Americans keep their traditions alive. It would be a great loss would they disappear for ever.
Colorful scene, well spotted and nicely executed.
have a good week
bona (11212) 2012-09-17 17:29
fantastic moment you got here. native american costumes and dance. Love the colors and the way you freeze the scene.
eldancer1 (20950) 2012-09-25 9:18
I think those California Native Americans have more elaborate, colorful and fancy costumes than the Paiutes of Southern Nevada. Nicely captured and great action shot. Very well done, tfs.
PecoBud (3824) 2012-10-30 10:16
Hey Ray, I love this photo. I also am a mix breed, Creole, which is French Indian. My wife's brother who we just lost, was a Renown Indian Archaeologist. Wonderful presentation perfectly composed with superb colors and lighting. VERY, VERY nice job here Ray!!
TFS..........Your Friend from California......Buddy
Miguel82 (14622) 2013-08-08 3:02
Excellent report taken during a festival, your picture allows us to discover and know more the culture of these tribes
They suffer a lot in the past, I like their special clothes, fine colors and very clear shot