AMERICAN INDIAN INTERTRIBAL POWWOW
Event Features Song and Dance, Storytelling and Children’s Activities - Jamestown Settlement will present an American Indian Intertribal Powwow on Saturday and Sunday, October 7 and 8, featuring song and dance by members of American Indian tribes, storytelling and children’s activities.
Weekend event activities from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. include:
Singing & Dancing - A Grand Entry with a parade of dancers will take place at 12:30 p.m. each day in a dance circle on the museum mall, followed by an afternoon of singing and dancing until 4:30 p.m. The event will feature David White Buffalo of the Lakhota as emcee and Clark Stewart of the Chickahominy as arena director. The head dancers will be Adrienne Harmon of the Lenape and Louis Campbell of the Lumbee. Singers and drummers include Zotigh Singers of the Kiowa, from Oklahoma; Thunder Voices of the Tuscarora, from North Carolina; White Buffalo of South Dakota; and Yapatoko of Haliwa-sapponi, from Virginia.
Basket Workshops - Powhatan Indians in the 17th century made baskets of bark, grasses and vines to carry items harvested on land and from waterways. Visitors can pre-register for a two-hour workshop at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. October 7 and 8 to discover the process of making twined baskets and take it home. Workshops are $20 per person and limited to 15 participants.
Flute Music - Enjoy performances by Diné flute player Emerson Begay.
Storytelling - Grace Ostrum of the Accohannock will present American Indian stories each day of the event.
Children’s Activities - Children and families will have the opportunity to make and design their own American Indian rattles.
‘Pocahontas Imagined’ Special Exhibition - Jamestown Settlement visitors also can enjoy the “Pocahontas Imagined” special exhibition, on display through January 28, 2018, that illuminates the reasons behind her enduring legacy as well as her impression on popular culture and art.