An Impromptu Grill Party: 3KOTH & Lots of Native Americans

Things go like that sometimes, and we just go with them, which is something that drives some Germans crazy: being flexible, taking life as it comes and just hanging out. I got the call Thursday afternoon from a good friend, Kunu who is Hochunk, that some brothers were coming into town to dance at an upcoming event, joining Quentin Pipestem, head man at Eldorado.

Sinquahs and Pipestem by Red Haircrow

Sinquahs and Pipestem by Red Haircrow

Moontee Sinquah and his sons, Scott and Sampson are from Arizona and flew over for a couple of weeks to be a part of “Indian Days” at Eldorado, which is open from May until October of each year. Although there are many western themed parks in Germany where native dances or so-called ceremonies or reenactments take place, the show that Quentin arranges is authentic in that it doesn’t include sacred or objectionable material, nor does it play to German expectations. He just keeps it real, and that’s damned sure good enough.

Good Times by Red Haircrow

Good Times by Red Haircrow

In any case, it was nice to meet him and hang out, and by the end of the evening, when they mentioned they would be visiting Zam Johnson, together with Kunu we thought it would be great if we could cook for everybody. All headed over to Zam’s studio the next day, which includes a kitchen, and where 3 Kings on the Hill would be practicing in the afternoon before their big day, May 4th at the White Trash. It was a date…even if we didn’t know what we would cook.

Turned out okay though, as we all chipped in funds and bought some steaks, bratwurst and turkey cutlets for the grill, and I did the rest of the meal: red beans and rice, spinach salad, and roasted vegetables. Add some nice red wine, beer and schnapps? All good.

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Waiting For the Steaks by Red Haircrow

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Kunu by Red Haircrow

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Scott, Sampson and Ziggy by Red Haircrow

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Always Know Where the Camera Is by Red Haircrow

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When Do We Eat by Red Haircrow

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Who Loves You, Baby by Red Haircrow

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Digging In by Red Haircrow

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Serious Business by Red Haircrow

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No Time For Talk by Red Haircrow

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Table View by Red Haircrow

 

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12 responses to “An Impromptu Grill Party: 3KOTH & Lots of Native Americans

  1. franny

    Too bad you live in Berlin..too far for me:-)Thanks for your fantastic blog and the many infos!!:-) Have a great week!

    • Busy & complicated as usual, but there’s a week ahead of me so that’s something to be thankful for at least, at this point. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

  2. Awww….I was hoping for a Round-dance…N8ive Pride!!! ;-)

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