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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
An American Indian

Airman 1st Class Joseph Odonnell, 374th Logistics Readiness Squadron fuels facilities technician, poses for a portraits after the Blackfoot's chicken dance at Yokota Air Base, Japan, Nov. 2, 2015. The Chicken Dance formed when Blackfoot hunters killed a dancing bird during mating season, and ate it. The bird visited him in his dream and told him he would learn and use the chicken dance or die. Odonnell belongs to the Blackfeet tribe, Sisseton Wahpeton Dakota Sioux tribe and the Gros Ventre tribe.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Tokyo, Japan
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
Copyright: © Yasuo Osakabe