"Nestled on 400 acres in the heart of California's wine country, Safari West is home for over 400 exotic mammals and birds. Not a zoo, not a drive-through park, it's a wildlife preserve where the whole family can experience some of nature's most beautiful animals in a natural habitat.
Established by Peter Lang in 1989, Safari West gained membership in the American Zoo and Aquarium Association, one of only six private facilities in North America to belong to that prestigious organization. The ongoing mission of Safari West is wildlife preservation through breeding, education, research and public interaction." -source: http://www.safariwest.com
Gathering of Nations.
These photos are shared to show what Native Americans display to us during Pow-Wows, the awesome feel and emotions can never be experienced through pictures, But they still show a people who are still strong in who they are, and proud to share it with everyone.
If you ever go to one, please respect their wishes to photographs, Ask the announcer when it is ok, or often he will announce when it is not. When you walk up to a dancer, ask for permission to take a photo, and thank them when you do.
None of my pow-wow or Native American images will be available for sale or use should it be requested about.
Want to hear a pow-wow? check it out here, and choose "Native stream 7"