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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

15th Annual Monacan Powwow


Image: by D L Ennis, taken at the first Monacan Powwow

The Monacan Indian Nation of Virginia is a small tribe today, composed of about 1,400 people, located in the Amherst County area near Lynchburg and recognized as a tribe by the State of Virginia. Their culture in this region dates back 10,000 years, and the original territory of the tribe comprised roughly half of the state of Virginia, including most of the Piedmont region. They are one of the oldest groups of indigenous people still existing in their ancestral homeland, and the Monacan’s are the only group of Eastern Sioux in the state.

This weekend, May 19-20 in Amherst County, Virginia is the 15th Annual Monacan Powwow.

Spend the weekend visiting with some of the finest NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFTS PEOPLE AND ARTISTS FROM THE UNITED STATES AND CANADA. All art and crafts are for sale. A time filled with native drums and dancers in full regalia.


Image: by D L Ennis, taken at the first Monacan Powwow

SHARE A SPIRIT OF COMMUNITY NOT OFTEN FOUND. TREAT YOURSELF AND YOUR FAMILY TO A UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR AND SEE:

STORYTELLING - TO ENTERTAIN AND EDUCATE PEOPLEWITH THE STORIES THAT HAVE BEEN PASSED DOWNBY ANCESTORS FOR GENERATIONS.

BIRDS OF PREY - SEE LIVE EAGLES, HAWKS, FALCONS AND OWLS. LEARN AND LAUGH WITH EARL SCHRIVER,WILDLIFE REHABILITATION EXPERT.

PAINTERS, CARVERS, BASKETMAKERS & OF COURSE...GREAT FOOD!!

ADMISSION:
Adults $7.00
Seniors $5.00
Children 12 and under $5.00
5 and under FREE

For more information click here.

1 Comments:

  • At Sunday, 20 May, 2007, Anonymous Red Wing said…

    I am a Monacan Indian Sister of the Late Mary B Wade "Laughing Dove"
    I missed the powwow last several years do to Financial problems but each time I miss I keep thinking and praying for the next year..
    My parenst Bernard Belvin and Durffie Branham were born on Bear Mountain They were also Married in the Church there in 1921.. I pray soon that the Virginia Indians will soon be Federally Recognized Mary and Thomasina gave their life for this cause
    Red Wing
    rwmonacan@aol.com

     

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