Mendota Mdewakanton Dakota Tribal Community

“Preserving, Protecting and Promoting the Dakota Culture for Future Generations”

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Regalia is not a costume, please never call it that.

Regalia is not a costume, please never call it that.

There is so much pride in each regalia. Powwow regalia is a powerful mode of self-expression that blends historical and modern dress. A dancer’s powwow regalia is a collection of items that reflect their lives, interests, and family background. Many wear family heirlooms or gifts crafted by family members.