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In Step With the Past
Photograph by Maggie Steber

Keeping the rituals of their ancestors alive, male members of the Indian Club at Alchesay High School in Whiteriver, Arizona, rehearse the White Mountain Apache crown dance, in which mountain spirits banish evil and bring good fortune. Rosalind Armstrong-Garcia, the group's sponsor, believes the club fills a gap. "Some of these kids come from Christian homes, go to church, and learn those traditions, but not the Apache traditions," she says. "This is our heritage, and we have to keep it going."

Photo Fast Facts

Camera: Leica R7
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 21mm f/2
Speed and F-Stop: 1/60 @ f/8
Weather Conditions: Sunny
Time of Day: 10 a.m.
Lighting Techniques: I used on-camera fill flash.


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