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Meet Manataka's Powwow Coordinator

O'siyo, and Halito! Sa-hochifo-kvt Angela!

It is a great honor to be your Manataka Powwow Coordinator!  I enjoy traveling to all the different powwows and gatherings.  It's easy to get caught up in the competitions and prize money. But that's not what it's all about. We do this for our culture. Our dances are sacred and have been passed on by our ancestors. Respect your elders and remember their teachings. Maybe some day our paths will meet.  I invite you to check out my website: www.freewebs.com/thefeatherwalker

See you on the powwow trail! Aho!

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The Powwow Trail: Understanding and Enjoying the Native American Powwow by Julia White

To many Native Americans, powwows are an important cultural event, a celebration of identity and heritage that gives life to traditions of the past. They are also an opportunity to allow the non-native spectator to participate in an authentic, indigenous gathering that traces its roots back over a thousand years. In this descriptive guide you'll learn about the history and regalia of a number of different dances along with advice on powwow protocol. Includes 30 pages of beautiful illustrations of the dances by Native American artist Diana Stanley. 112 pp, Illus. Paperback. $9.95 + S/H 

 
     

 

 

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MEANING OF THE WORD "POWWOW"

"Powwow was an Algonquin term, "pau-wau" or "pauau", which referred to a gathering of medicine men and spiritual leaders. "Pau-wauing" referred to a religious ceremony, usually one of curing. In the 1800's the European explorers observing these religious gatherings and dances mispronounced the word as powwow.  Jennings, The Invasion of America, p. 241. In 1646 the Massachusetts General Court decreed that “no Indian shall at any time pawwaw, or perform outward worship to their false gods, or to the devil....” ~From William Marder   The word is correctly spelled "powwow". 

 

 

 



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