My Strong & Proud Series continues from 2009 into 2010. This part of the series has been taken at the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin 38th Annual Pow Wow.
I am a proud member of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin and this year our pow wow was host to dancers from twenty six tribes throughout Indian Country.
Land, language, and our way of life all suffered loss as Europeans claimed the continent we know as North America as their own. Despite an organized effort of genocide, the Oneida Tribe and hundreds of other tribes have been able to work through such adversity.
Many years have passed since my forefathers had to contend with losing nearly all they had. One thing that could not be taken away was the drive to survive.
I never met my great grandfather but I am proud of his determination and driving spirit. His grandfather likely experienced life as all Indian tribes once knew it to be.
Much has changed over all those years and yet still Indians from tribes across this country still stand strong, proud, and determined to progress.
I hope you enjoy the additions to this series. I am very pleased to say that the Strong & Proud Series is amongst my most viewed work at all the web site I post.
Thank you all in advance for your support of my work.
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