Indian Country Today
May 8th 2021
by Mark Trahant
"Fifty years ago this week the federal government's experiment with termination was crushed at the ballot box on the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in WA State..."
in which Dan appears in full regalia
"To capture this vibrant collection of portraits, photographer Ben Marra and his wife, Linda, traveled to powwows across North America, documenting the brilliant colors, incredible craftsmanship, and personal significance of the regalia worn at these events. The outfits are a source of pride for the individuals wearing them–heritage, family, tribe, and culture are woven into the dancing dress as inextricably as any thread. Each dancer also recounts his or her own journey to the drum circle. In Faces from the Land, one thing becomes clear: A new generation of Native Americans is determined and honor-bound to keep the dancing tradition alive."