Text: Julie Schwietert Collazo
Photos: Francisco Collazo
** It may come as a surprise to you, but New York City’s Native American population is fairly large– 75,000– though it’s just 1.9 % of the total Native American population in the US– 4 million as of 2010, the date of the most recent Census.
It may also surprise you to learn that New York City has pow wows, intertribal social gatherings that are typically open to the public. The oldest and largest of the pow wows, the Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer Pow Wow, has been held for the past 34 years; this year’s gathering was held last weekend at the Queens County Farm Museum.
All of Francisco’s photos from the Thunderbird American Pow Wow can be found in this set on Flickr.