Peace pipes, feather headdresses and war paint are still regarded as typically Native American to this day. To see how the indigenous peoples of the United States really live, visit their summer festivals.
The Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico, welcomes members of all tribes from August 3-12. Contests, dances and traditional handicrafts are the main attractions.
With 1500 tents, Crow Agency, Montana, becomes a teepee city from August 15-20. The Absarokee, as the Crow call themselves, will be staging their cultural festival for the 100th time this year with ceremonies, music and show fights.
The Navajo Nation governs an autonomous area the size of Bavaria, Germany. The capital, Window Rock in Arizona, is hosting the Navajo.