Powwow Summer: A Family Celebrates the Circle of Life by Marcie R. Rendon 48 pages
"Sharyl and Windy Downwind and their children travel from their home on
the Red Lake Reservation in Minnesota to powwows all around the region.
For the past year, their oldest daughter, Shian, has been honored as
junior princess for Bug-o-nay-ge-shig School. At the Leech Lake Memorial
Day gathering, Shian will hand over her crown to the next princess.
Later that summer, the family attends the Red Lake Fourth of July powwow
seeking healing and comfort. Windy is mourning his mother, who recently
passed away, and also honoring her by dancing at the powwow. At
ceremonies and in daily life, Windy and Sharyl celebrate Anishinaabe
culture by teaching their children traditional skills, dance steps, and
lifeways, all part of the circle of community and the seasons and life."