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Greater Mohican Pow-Wow - Expired Event

Location Mohican Reservation Campgrounds and Canoeing
23270 Wally Rd
Loudonville, OH 44842
July 13, 2018 - September 16, 2018 - CONFIRMED!

From Greater Mohican Pow-Wow Website:

Pow-Wow time is the Native American peoples way of meeting together, to join in dancing, signing, and visiting renewing old friendships and make new one.

This is a time to renew thought of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage.

Pow-Wows are organized by committees that work for weeks and months before the event. At the Pow-Wow, the MC runs the events. The MC works with the Arena Director to keep the Pow-Wow organized and running smoothly. These two individuals along with the committee work hard to bring the people together to dance and fellowship together in the circle.
The Pow-Wow begins with the Grand Entry. This is the entry of all the people entering the arena. This originally was a parade through the town the Pow-Wow was in. Even today in some Pow-Wows, these parades are still held. During the Grand Entry, everyone is asked to stand as the flags are brought into the arena. The flags carried generally include the US flag, tribal flags, POW flag, and eagle staffs of various tribes present. These are usually carried by veterans. Native Americans hold the US flag in an honored position despite the horrible treatment received against this country. The flag has a dual meaning. First it is a way to remember all of the ancestors that fought against this country. It is also a symbol of the US which Native Americans are now a part of. The flag here also reminds people of those who have fought for this country.
Following the veterans are other important guests of the Pow-Wow including tribal chiefs, Princesses, elders and the Pow-Wow organizers. Next in line are the men dancers. The men are followed by the women dancers. Once everyone is in the arena, the song ends and a song is sung to honor the flag and veterans. After prayer, the dancing resumes, usually with a few Round Dances. After the Round Dances, intertribal dancing songs are sung and everyone dances to the beat of the drum.

Event dates:
July 13-15
Sept 14-16
Event Website
Public Admission PriceTBA

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