North America's largest powwow draws thousands to New Mexico

April 24, 2015 7:33 PM

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More than 3,000 dancers, drummers and singers representing some 700 tribes from the United States and Canada typically attend the three-day event in Albuquerque. The competitions also draw tens of thousands of spectators from around the world.

Dancers don traditional costumes with colorful beads, feathers, fringed leather and bells. Creating a thunderous, rhythmic roar, their pounding feet keep time with beating drums as they funnel into the bottom of the University of New Mexico arena, better known as The Pit.

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