Wednesday, March 28, 2012

47th Annual FIHA Powwow

My first powwow was a smashing success, if I do say so myself. The event ran from March 23rd to the 25th, but we all know that Saturday is where it's at. I had a fantastic time not only selling books and networking, but also being a part of the event as a whole. Watching the dances and seeing so many men and women walking around in their regalia was incredible to me. It felt like home.

It was also a unique experience selling to people who all were there because they loved the Native American culture as a whole. So there was no attempting to appeal to people who don't give a flip, trying to convince them that they will love the story. It was natural.

I sold far more than I expected to, and even sold some books to another vendor for her to sell at her booth. If they do well, then she plans to order more. I also connected with a possible publisher. It amazes me that pretty much every other vendor there does this for a living, traveling from one powwow to the next across the country selling their crafts. What a life. I truly think I would be well-suited for such a life, and who knows, maybe one day I'll get to do the same on book tours.

Anyway, enjoy some pictures from the event:

The Booth

The Dances

The Tipis

Our Treasures

1 comment:

  1. Everything is so beautiful ..the.colors in clothes it. So mad I couldn't make it. I probably would have gone broke with all the crafts.