COMMUNITY: 2017 Spirit of the Nations Pow Wow
WHEN: Saturday, August 12, 2017
419 West Dumplin Valley Road
Jefferson City, TN 37760
TIME: 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Adults - $5.00
Children - $1.00
What is a Pow Wow?
A powwow is many things. It's a time of celebration.
It's Indian singing. It's Indian dancing. It's Indian
food. It's a homecoming, a gathering of friends and
families. But it's so much more....It's a feeling.
Powwows are centuries-old traditions for many American
Indian nations. Many of the customs for today's powwows
came from the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains. The buffalo
was central to the Plains Indians' way of life. It was a source of
food, clothing, covering for lodges (tipis) and many other items
used in their day-to-day life. As the buffalo migrated the plains,
Indians followed. During the winter months, traveling and
hunting became very difficult, forcing the tribes to split up into
small bands related by family or clan ties.
As summer arrived, the bands would rejoin, coming together
for buffalo hunts, the major ceremonies of the tribe, and for the
powwows. These summer gatherings would bring together all
the members of each tribe. This was a time for the sharing of
stories about the great hunting feats and raiding parties, and
a time for the telling of visions and the singing of songs that held
many powers and spoke of the deeds of fallen brothers and of
ancestors gone many years. The powwows in the old days were
a time of music, songs, and dancing.
Today the spirit of the old powwows lives on. In modern times
the powwow has spread to most American Indian groups in the
lower 48 states and southern Canada. There have even been
powwows held on American military bases in Iraq. A sense of
"Pan-Indianism" has developed; the clothing and much of the
regalia that were once common only to the Plains Indians,
have been adopted in part or in whole by many American
Indians. Indian creek Productions, Inc. welcomes you to our
powwow. We know that you will feel the spirit of the old time
powwows while you are here and maybe have enough left
over to take home with you.
This incredible festival celebrating dance will feature:
- Silent Auction
- American Indian Arts and Crafts
- Indian Tacos
- Hand Drum Contest
- Children’s Activites
All activities are indoors and air-conditioned.
For more information, visit www.indiancreekproductions.com
or email to [email protected].
Presented by Indian Creek Productions, Inc.