Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tennessee Powwow

The Eastern Tennessee All Nations Gathering took place last weekend. The organizers brought us down to demonstrate some Iroquois dancing as well as participate in the powwow. We had a great time and the drive down was beautiful. The route we took was all up the mountain, down the mountain, around the mountain and through the mountain. By the time we arrived I was totally ready to just be still for a few hours.

This was the first powwow in Morristown Tennessee and the turnout got progessively better as the weekend went on. There were severe storms and tornados all over the US so luckily this didn't affect us. It was however very windy all weekend so the girls and I went without feathers. I also switched and danced jingle at the powwow because my fancy cape kept blowing up and hitting me in the back of the head. I started to get a headache from this after a while.

I always like attending powwows in different areas of turtle island because I find all the differences cool. I had never danced to any of the drum groups in attendance before and it was interesting to hear different types of songs and see new types of dances. All in all I enjoyed the weekend and I know the kids loved getting to spend all that time together.

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