Annual Chumash Day
GENERATIONS—Three generations of Chumash ceremonial dancers performed at the City of Malibu's 13th annual Chumash Day event at Bluffs Park. Hawk feathers, which require a special permit to own, decorate the dancers. Clappersticks—wansak'—made from elderwood provide a percussion accompaniment for the traditional dances and songs.Young Chumash are being encouraged to learn the culture's languages, songs, dances,and traditions, keeping the culture alive.
MSN Photos/Frank Lamonea