Beat the Drum

A Glimpse into Native American Pow Wow Culture

On Exhibition through April 12th

In this exhibition, photographers Tom and Lynn Anderson present images from Midwest SOARRING Foundation’s intertribal Harvest Pow Wow. This family friendly event held in the western suburbs of Chicago is an annual celebration of Native American culture featuring drumming, singing, and Native American and Indigenous dancers in colorful regalia. Experience an authentic and rich educational gathering with descendants of America’s First People.

About the Artists:
Tom and Lynn Anderson

Tom and Lynn serve as board members, event photographers, and web designers for Midwest SOARRING Foundation. The Andersons, like so many Americans, are captivated by the beauty and spirit of Native American culture alive today in our modern world. Through their photographs they seek to inspire appreciation for America’s Indigenous people. They invite viewers to consider tribal cultures with historic roots on the North American continent over 15,000 years old.

Midwest SOARRING Foundation

Joseph is the Founder and President of Midwest SOARRING Foundation. Midwest SOARRING (Save Our Ancestor’s Remains & Resources Indigenous Network Group) Foundation mission includes repatriation and the protection of sacred sites, the care of Mother Earth, educating the public regarding Indigenous lifeways, and promoting community building among all people. Midwest SOARRING Foundation sponsors a variety of cultural events and assists with a bison herd the organization started located in Le Roy, Illinois.

The organization’s Native American Cultural Center is located at the Lockport historic train station, 133 West 13th Street, Lockport, IL. This year’s Pow Wow will be held August 22 and 23, 2020 at the DuPage County Fairgrounds in Wheaton, IL, and will feature musical and dance performances as well as over thirty-five vendors selling Native themed arts and crafts, herbs, music, clothing and food. To learn more visit or