The 2010 Potawatomi Pow-Wow - RRW #488

Posted by Rickryansworld on Jun. 15, 2010

The Annual Prairie Band Potawatomi Pow-Wow on the Potawatomi Indian Reservation north of Topeka, Kansas. Pow Wow time is the Native American peoples way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing, visiting, renewing old friendships and make new ones. This is a time to renew thought of the old ways and to preserve a rich heritage. Another belief is that when the Native Americans were forced onto reservations the government also forced them to have dances for the public to come and see. Before each dance they were lead through the town in a parade,which is the beginning of the Grand Entry. Pow Wow singers are very important figures in the Native American culture. Without them there would be no dancing. The songs are of many varieties, from religious to war to social. Drums are the heartbeat of a Pow-Wow, singers and dancers. For more info go to- http-// or http-//

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