Arrival of Strangers - The Last 500 Years
Pow-wows, Rodeos and Ranching
The pow-wow, which originated in the Plains, has now spread to various Aboriginal groups throughout North America, helping to develop a sense of "Pan-Indianism." Today's pow-wows are intertribal celebrations. Aboriginal people from many regions come together to sing, dance and share their culture with one another and with non-Aboriginal people as well.
In western Canada, ranching and rodeos are an important part of Aboriginal life on the Prairies. The mouth guard, bull rope, rowels, and glove are typical tools of the trade for bull and bronc riders. People who attend the chuckwagon races at the Calgary Stampede can acquire chuckwagon driver collectible cards.