Lost Angeles by Darlene Campos

As promised in the new chapbook, we bring you Darlene Campos’ story “Lost Angeles” in its entirety. Enjoy.

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Lost Angeles by Darlene Campos

Three months ago, I was stuck in Los Angeles. Since I go there every year to grass-dance in the Los Angeles Pow Wow, I like LA and know my way around. The Los Angeles Pow Wow is a four-day event on the UCLA campus. Several Native tribes call LA home, so it’s the largest pow wow in the country. There are traditional foods, crafts, songs, and dances. I’ve been grass-dancing at the Los Angeles Pow Wow since I was a six-year-old boy.

But this year I didn’t dance. Continue reading