<p>A must-stop for the <a href="http://travel.nationalgeographic.com/travel/american-festivals/">American Festivals Project</a> in 2009 was the Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow, which takes place every year on the <a href="http://photography.nationalgeographic.com/photography/photos/photo-camp-pine-ridge-2009">Pine Ridge Reservation</a> outside Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Both ceremonial and competitive, the pow wow is a celebration of Native American culture and a stop for dancers and drum troupes traveling the pow wow circuit.</p> <p>Here, a young couple on a motorcycle gets a tow from a truck driving in the pow wow parade.</p> <p>Read more about the Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow on the <a href="http://americanfestivalsproject.net">American Festivals Project blog</a>.</p>

Pow Wow Parade

A must-stop for the American Festivals Project in 2009 was the Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow, which takes place every year on the Pine Ridge Reservation outside Badlands National Park in South Dakota. Both ceremonial and competitive, the pow wow is a celebration of Native American culture and a stop for dancers and drum troupes traveling the pow wow circuit.

Here, a young couple on a motorcycle gets a tow from a truck driving in the pow wow parade.

Read more about the Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow on the American Festivals Project blog.

Photograph by Andrew Owen, American Festivals Project

Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow

See photos of the 2009 Oglala Lakota Nation Pow Wow in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, in this American Festivals travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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