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Little Owl's Legacy Native American Festival

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Community, Family, Spirituality
This page, which explains what the PowWow is really all about, is a must read for all of us.

Drumbeat...Heartbeat : A Celebration of...
the Powwow (We Are Still Here : Native Americans Today) by Susan Braine (Photographer) (link is to Book at
"This photo essay by an Assiniboine radio personality is a wonderful companion to George Ancona's Powwow (Harcourt, 1993). Like that title, Drumbeat takes readers on a visit to a powwow but, like Sandra King's Shannon (Lerner, 1993), does so from an insider's perspective."

Here is everything you need to know about Pow Wow etiquette, what to expect, the do's and don'ts.

Head Lady Dancer
Aurora Mamea Bearchild, Zintgalawin (Bird Woman), Head Lady Dancer at a De Anza Pow Wow (CA) is from the Siksika Nation better known as the Blackfeet Tribe.

Native Wisconsin Pow-Wow Page
FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about Pow-Wows are answered here by the Great Lakes Intertribal Council.

NCIPA - Charles WhiteCoyote's Pow-wow Rules
"The key is respect, and many 'first timers' don't have access to the life-long teachings that we take for granted." Here are "Charley's 16 rules."

PowWow: Regalia
This is a good explanation of Regalia - how and why they are very personal artistic expressions of a dancer's life, feelings, interests, family and spiritual quest.

Pow Wow Shop
The Pow Wow Shop features music, videos, books and more, and all of it can be ordered right from The online store accepts credit card payment or payment through your PayPal account.

PowWow: Words and Sounds
Here are some PowWow words, with phonetic spelling, in the Dakota language.

Seminole Tribe of Florida
Information about the 2004 American Indian Art Festival at the AH-TAH-THI-KI Museum.

Southern Pow Wows
This page explains about Pow Wows in the current Southern tradition and has links to music and photos.

Here is a long list, almost a glossary, of terms used in relation to Pow Wows. There are even names of types of dances with links to images.

This is an especially good page about the Pow Wow and its origins, history, meaning, and importance in today's cultures. You can learn a lot about American Indian cultures from any of the Pow Wow "explanation pages." This one is moreso.


22th Annual Inter-Tribal Gathering and Elders Dinner
November 15, 2003 --10 AM To 10 PM.   Elders' Dinner and Honoring Ceremony. Inter-tribal Social Pow Wow starting @ 7 P.M. All Dancers Invited. Randy Edmonds (Kiowa), MC. Sponsored by Northern California Indian Development Council.

Florida Pow-wows
This schedule is compiled and maintained by Singing Feather.

Florida & South Georgia Gatherings
This list, for Autumn and Winter, 2003, is compiled by Shining Stone and Soaring Eagle. Phone numbers are included.

FWTC Native American Pow Wow Calendar
Here is a very good site with an extensive listing of events throughout North America. Phone numbers are available when you click on the name of the Pow Wow.

Little Owl's Legacy Native American Festival
December 12th-14th, 2003, Sun-n-Fun Picnic Grounds, Lakeland, FL. Demonstrations: carving, weaving, arrowmaking, bead work, basket weaving, weaving dreamcatchers. We will also have Native Drum, Traditional Dances, and Native storytellers. Vendors/Demonstrators applications still accepted.

NEW Lumbee Fall Powwow
October 31 - November 2, 2003. LRDA Event Field, (behind the Lumbee Regional Development Association Office Complex) - Pembroke, NC. Contest Information. Vendors and Volunteer Helper applications still accepted.

Native American Gatherings
Here is a fairly good list of Gatherings and Pow Wows in many parts of the country, including Hawaii. It is usually up to date.

NativeWeb Events Calendar
This calendar is slightly different than usual. Choose a date, at "Type" (of event) choose Powwow, choose a Region, and up come those events!

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003: Featuring top Northern Plains drum groups and traditional, fancy jingle dress, and grass dancers. Elmen Center, 33rd St. & Grange Avenue, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, SD 57197.   Northern Plains Tribal Arts Archives:
NPTA 2002 featuring Donald F. Montileaux
NPTA 2001 featuring Jackie Larsen Bread
NPTA 2000 featuring Sam English

Navajoland Calendar
This shows the month's actual calendar, showing current Powwows, dances, festivals, and holidays. You can click for "Next Month" or "Previous Month" calendars.

Oyate Community Calendar of Events
Includes Pow Wow schedules, workshops, classes and other events in the Dakota's area.

Pow Wow Calendar
Here is a listing of over 161 Pow Wows, you can search by month or by Location.

A list of major powwows that occur annually throughout the state of South Dakota.

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre
Special Events and Powwows Calendar - a sophisticated calendar with a choice of views: Daily View, Week View, Month View, Year View, Three Months, Compact Year. Excellent site.

Spirit Bear's Tipi Pow-Wow Schedule
This schedule is for Massachusetts and Rhode Island only.

Upper Mattaponi Annual Tribal Pow-wow
Upper Mattaponi Pow-Wow is held every year on Memorial Day Weekend, on the tribal grounds located on Route 30, one mile south of Route 360 in King William County, Virginia. Great Photos on this page!

Pow Wow List for all states by Wind Thru Her Hair
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