Our American Rodeo
Last October, filmmaker Doug Hancock and I travelled to Arizona and Utah to begin documenting Native American rodeo culture.
In the Southwestern USA, rodeo is not just entertainment, it’s an essential part of life. From an early age, Native boys and girls learn the skills needed to work the ranches that are the region’s economic life blood. Rodeo has come to mean many things to the Hopi, Hualapai and Navajo who live here. To them, rodeo is community, shared history, celebration and survival.
This is an ongoing project. More photos, films and stories can be seen here :